Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

Kelli Thobe 
Elementary Principal (PK-5)
(419) 375-2768 ext 201


Welcome to Fort Recovery Elementary

"Better Today Than You Were Yesterday. Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today.” 


Fort Recovery Elementary School is home to approximately 500 students for students in Preschool through Fifth Grade. At Fort Recovery Elementary School we value the success of our students; academically, socially, and emotionally. We strive to do what is best for children and to create the best educational environment!

We hold our students to high academic standards and provide instruction, interventions, and opportunities for each child to reach their full potential. We value and work to instill respect, ownership, pride, and teamwork among our staff and students. We often reference the ‘Indian Way’ to guide us to be the best version of one’s self.

I firmly believe that educating a child is a team effort among staff, parents, and the community. I encourage parents to be actively engaged in their child’s education through communication with their child, communication with teachers and staff, volunteering, etc. I am honored to play such an important role in your child’s education and want for every child to have a positive, fun school experience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone or email.

Mrs Kelli Thobe

Elementary Principal PK-5

419-375-2768 ext. 201



High School:
New Bremen High School
Bachelor's of Education:
The Ohio State University
Master's of Education:
The Ohio State University 
Master's of Education Administration:
Concordia University
Time @ Fort Recovery Schools:
Elem Principal: 2019 - Present 
Husband: Dustin
Children:  Kalyn, Troy, and Hayden  
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