Principal's Message


Dear Nederland Community,

It is my pleasure, honor, and privilege to be part of the Nederland community. I am proud to be part of a community of educators that are so deeply committed to serving, supporting, teaching, and caring for children.

It goes without saying that the 2020-2021 school year will come with unprecedented circumstances. My highest priority will be to collaborate with the NES staff and parents, the Nederland community, and BVSD to ensure the well being of our students. We will work to ensure the social emotional health of our students and to support their academic learning and growth. We will work to ensure that students have the opportunity to connect with each other and create lasting friendships. And, perhaps most importantly, we will work to ensure that students have fun.

I started my career teaching for five years at Lafayette Elementary in BVSD and spent the last 10 years with Denver Public Schools. I taught for 13 years before becoming an assistant principal. My background as a teacher gives me a deep understanding and appreciation for teachers. One of the most important aspects of my role is to support teachers in their craft in order to better outcomes for children. I believe strongly in the role schools play in fostering community and I am thrilled to be coming home to Nederland.

Communication and partnerships are always critical in our work with children, but perhaps never more so than now. I welcome any and all ideas, thoughts, questions, and concerns. My BVSD email is

I am thrilled to be the principal of Nederland Elementary and a member of the Nederland Community. Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Caleb Melamed