1207 Sycamore Lane
John Campbell
(530) 757-5460
School PTA
School Garden

Willett Elementary was named after a long-time teacher at the school. Previously, Willett was known as West Davis Intermediate, and served grades 4-6. It is now a full K-6 school. Its sister school was West Davis Elementary (WDE), a K-3 program located on Anderson Road. That school is now Cesar Chavez Elementary

Bob Willett was a much loved 6th grade teacher at the school. he was well known for his love of the outdoors and took his class to the mountains each year. There the students would stay in dorms and spend several days learning about nature. Mr. Willett's class also put on a musical every year. Sixth-graders throughout the District now spend a week at Sly Park. He would get students to pay attention by hitting the table with a yardstick, breaking several over the years. One year for Christmas, a class got him a new yardstick as a gift, signed by all students in the class.

In the park that borders the school is the access to one of the bike overpasses that crosses Highway 113.

The principal, since 2019, is John Campbell. The Willett PTA raises funds through eScrip, a yearly giftwrap sale, and sometimes an auction, and uses those funds to spend on books for the school library, to support teachers, and for many other purposes.


Past Principals, both of Willett and West Davis Intermediate

Ed Jursnich,   1969-1973

Joseph Sylvester, 1973-74

Leo Masson, 1974-1976

Fred Diel, 1977-86

Diane Zimmerman, 1986-1993

Bev Maul, 1993-2001

Sharon Kirklin, 2001-2006

      (co-principal with Mark Cary, 2004-2006)

Nancy Medbery, 2006-08

Heidi Perry, 2008-19



Photo of Bob Willett from The Davis Enterprise, 31 January 1973