Phone: 531-299-2040


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education-Kansas State University. Masters Degree in Educational Administration-University of Nebraska - Omaha

Mrs. Kim Jones-Hoyt


I am the proud principal of Gifford Park Elementary School!   As the administrator of Gifford Park, I have over 16 years of experience as a classroom teacher at both the elementary and middle school level, and over 17 years as an administrator at the district and school level.  I feel blessed to lead Gifford Park and work with our excellent staff who put our students first.  My passion is also building relationships with the students, staff, and families that I work with every day. 

Gifford Park’s priority goals are: Creating a safe and welcoming family, student, and community-centered environment that meets the social-emotional and academic needs of EACH child EVERY day! We believe in the importance of high expectations for achievement, excellent attendance for staff and students, consistency with building-wide procedures and routines, and in the importance of building relationships and creating engaging and rigorous lessons that result in every child wanting to be at school every day.

We celebrate the diversity of our student population with over 16 languages spoken at Gifford Park.

Our Gifford Park Groundhogs are everyone’s children and students, as it truly takes a village to help every child excel to their highest ability.