Welcome to an exciting new year at Terrace Elementary School. I am thrilled to be sending out this welcome as your Principal of No Excuses University at Terrace. I look forward to working with you in partnership of achieving our goals in developing proficient learners, increasing student achievement and building a safe, healthy school community.


    We believe if all students work hard and are supported by their family, school, and community they will be successful. In addition, we support all students at Terrace Elementary with the academic and social skills necessary to be successful and college bound. NEU at Terrace promotes an environment of “college readiness” through academic goals, development of character traits, and school spirit. I encourage you to talk to your students each day regarding their progress towards their goals and ways they have demonstrated the character traits of responsibility, respect, fairness, citizenship, caring, and trustworthiness.

    Terrace Elementary School has many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education. Along with volunteering in your child’s classroom, parents are needed to serve on various committees and councils: Parent Teachers Association (PTA), School Site Council (SSC), and English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC). For information on becoming involved in our school, please contact your child’s teacher or call the school office.

    In addition, I encourage you to attend the many school events including Back to School Night, Book Picnics, PTA events, and Parent–Teacher Conferences. I would also encourage everyone to participate in our Parent University program. More information about these great opportunities can be found in your Back to School packet.

    If I can help you in any way, please contact me at the school office at 358-1660 or e-mail me at emily.devor@alvordschools.org.


    Dr. Emily M. Devor

     Principal, Dr. Devor


    Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education with Minor in Multi-Cultural Education

    Master's in Teaching - Curriculum and Instruction 

    Educational Doctorate - Administration and leadership



    College Conversations: 140 Ways to Engage Students for College and Career Readiness Success by Emily M. Devor, Ed.D. and Sarah O'Connor, Ed.D.

    How a Culture of College Readiness is Achieved at the Elementary Level 2016 Publication, Dissertation

    Calvin the Cougar Celebrates Terrace Elementary by Emily M. Devor (available for purchase in the school office)