Dear Junction City Elementary Families, 

My name is Teresa J. Matochik. I am honored to serve the children, families, and staff as principal of Junction City Elementary. I am eager to see our students and kick off an amazing school year! I am proud to say each staff member shares my goals for our students.

I have been an educator for thirty-two years and have taught kindergarten and first grade. I began teaching at Junction City Elementary in January of 1987 and taught here for 6 ½ years before leaving. I returned to Junction City School District in 2002. I can truly say I love this district and community. 

The 2019-2020 school year holds many possibilities! All of us at Junction City Elementary will do everything we can to support you and your child. I truly believe all children can learn. Our goal at JCES is to take your child from the point he/she enters our school and help each reach their fullest potential. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I enjoy talking with families and learning more about the children I serve. You may contact me by phone at 870-899-4044 or email me at matochikt@jcdragons.k12.ar.us. My door is always open to you.

Your child’s happiness, safety, and education are important to all of us. It takes families and staff working together to create the best learning situations possible. If you would like to volunteer or serve on our PTO, please let us know! We welcome your assistance, ideas, and questions to help us better serve our children. It is going to be an exciting year full of learning!


Teresa J. Matochik, Principal


Our mission at Junction City Elementary is to believe all students can achieve and reach their goals for tomorrow!