Belinda McCarthy

Belinda McCarthy



Bryan Bestul

Bryan Bestul

Associate Principal


Welcome Turtle Creek Families!

 As the principals of Turtle Creek Elementary School, we want to welcome you to the Delavan-Darien School District. We are proud to provide outstanding, research based curriculum, instruction and experiences to our district’s youngest learners, from our Early Childhood program to our full day four year old Kindergarten through second grade programs. Safety, learning, character development, opportunity, social emotional support and growth are among our top priorities for every single child, every single day.

 In these challenging and unprecedented times, we have prioritized health, safety, and equitable learning opportunities for all Turtle Creek students. At our schools, we are laser-focused on providing a student-experience that replicates the world around us and that celebrates all voices from our community. Together, we are kind and committed to equitable engagement and achievement.

 We are proud of our efforts to engage the whole child, by providing Specials instruction in the areas of Physical Education, General Music, Art, Library and Technology to enhance the regular education experience for our students. All of our teachers work together to provide a meaningful experience that connects the work being done in all classrooms to our lives outside of school.

 Success, one child at a time – the effort to meet each child’s needs for growth socially, emotionally and academically – is ongoing and intentional. We integrate a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program as well as our Second Step program into the curriculum to provide opportunities for social-emotional growth. Our teachers know and understand their students, identifying strengths, challenges and passions while striving for a positive school experience and love of learning. We are committed to meeting all students' needs with specialized reading or math support, Special Education services or English Language Learner services based on student needs. Our students’ unique needs and experiences are a vital part of what makes our schools such wonderful places to be.

 Again, welcome to Turtle Creek Elementary School. Together, we will continue the commitment to safety, engagement, access and success for every single child, every single day.