“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn”


Students and Parents,


My name is Debbie Steele and, although I have been in education for the past decade, I am new to Fort Hall Elementary. I have great confidence in our students, our future generation of leaders, and firmly believe that as we work together as a village, we will be able to encourage our future leaders to achieve greatness. As we set our core standards high and offer the stepping stones to help our children, they will be given the tools to reach their full potential.


I share the commitment of our passionate and caring staff at Fort Hall Elementary. We believe in our students, and encourage our parents to visit with us about any concerns so that we may work together to find solutions that will be beneficial to this community.


Thank you for sharing your students with us. We look forward to a great year ahead.




Debbie Steele, Principal

Our Vision

It is our VISION at Fort Hall Elementary to:

Help the students reach their D.R.E.A.M. by teaching

D – Always treat everyone with DIGNITY.

R – RELATIONSHIPS are needed so kids know others care about them.

E – Help students find hope in themselves and their EDUCATION.

A – Have a positive ATTITUDE every day, even if some days you have to look harder.

M – Kids need to be self-MOTIVATED and believe they are capable and successful.


A DREAM written down with a date becomes a

GOAL – a goal broken down into steps become a

PLAN – a plan backed by

ACTION – makes your dreams

Our Mission

The Mission of Fort Hall Elementary is to provide each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes culture, as well as excellence in education and leadership.  The staff will team with the families, the tribe, and the community to provide students with the skills to achieve their dreams and become influential in their communities and nations.