• Greetings from Our Principal & Assistant Principal


    Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Mill Creek Elementary School web site. It is our hope that through this web site we can provide visitors with useful information about our school, its staff, students, parents, and programs. The staff and students of our school take great pride in our academic achievements and exemplary programs. As you visit various links on our site, we hope you will learn of our absolute commitment to the achievement of our district's seven student learning goals.


    • Broad base of knowledge

    • Complex thinker

    • Self-directed learners

    • Effective communicators

    • Collaborative workers

    • Informed/responsible citizens

    • Quality producers


    Each year our school will assist students in the development of individual improvement goals. Each year we establish school-wide goals for the year. Our school’s initial goals were to:

    - help all students feel comfortable and safe in their new environment

    - develop a caring community of highly motivated learners

    - establish student ownership, motivation, and pride in their new school

    - enlist the support and involvement of our parents and the community

    - establish high academic standards and expectations

    We hope you find your visit here to be worthwhile and that you are able to find answers to the questions you may have about our school. We will continue to maintain our site to provide the latest and most accurate information about our school. We encourage your questions and comments.


    Email to: Mr. Shawn Ortman, Principal



    Email to: Mrs. Lauren Dowd, Assistant Principal




  • About Our Principal

    Mr. Shawn Ortman - Principal


    Professional Experience

    • Principal, Cold Spring Elementary School 2002-2012

    • Assistant Principal, Jamison Elementary School 2000-2002, Central Bucks

    • Classroom Teacher, Linden Elementary School 1994-2000, Central Bucks


    Professional Affiliations

    • Bucks County School Administrators Association, (BCSAA),

    • National Association of Elementary School Principals, NAESP

    • Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development, ASCD



    • Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania

    • Master of Science, Rider University

    • Principal Certification, Gwynedd-Mercy College

    • Education Leadership Program, Lehigh University

  • About Our Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Lauren Dowd, Interim Assistant Principal
    Mrs Dowd



    • Principal K-12 Certification - Delaware Valley University

    • National Board Certification

    • Master of Science in Instructional Systems - Pennsylvania State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - West Chester University


    • QUEST Teacher - Titus Elementary School, 2015 - 2019
    • Classroom Teacher – Doyle Elementary School, 2007 - 2015