Welcome to Mr. Traughber’s Website


It’s a honor to be a part of learning community geared toward serving the needs of each student.  We strive to do this in many ways as educators, but it starts with a relationship between the classroom teacher and the individual learner.  This is cultivated through purposeful and intentional acts on the part of the teacher, which essentially creates a classroom culture.  We, at Cal El, are proud of the culture(s) we’ve established. 

We also take seriously, the curriculum and performance measures put in place by the school district and Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  Recently, Michigan adopted new standards called, Common Core State Standards.  These will be effective in 2014 and have been adopted by over 45 other states.  Because of the magnitude of the shift, Caledonia has begun transforming some of the curriculum already.  Look for more information coming forward about the Common Core State Standards.

As always, should you have any questions about our school, please call the office at 616.891.8181.

Thank you,

Joshua Traughber


Caledonia Elementary School


A favorite quote:

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.  ~Chinese Proverb