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Principal's Message

      I want to warmly welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year.  As your principal, it is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students.  We are committed to ensuring that your children receive the best support to learn and grow.  My vision for DACE is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them.  Our goal is for students to master grade level standards which will prepare them for continued learning.  Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally.  Together, we can make a positive difference.  A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children.  Parents are invited to become involved in our Volunteer Parent Teacher Organization.  We encourage parents to communicate with teachers and staff to foster a successful partnership.  We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment.  I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year. 
Nikki Gearheart
Principal, Duff-Allen Central Elementary