Principal

  Kerry Hamilton

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Kerry Hamilton

Hello Families,

Welcome to Dogwood Elementary School, where every child is a leader. This is my second year as Principal at Dogwood.

Dogwood Elementary is a “Leader in Me” campus, which means that we not only utilize the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as outlined by Stephen Covey in his book of the same name, but we also directly teach these habits to our students and incorporate the language of the Habits into our Academic instruction. This process builds personal leadership from within and then develops the habits and skills to be successful publicly. It is amazing to see our students not only learn these Habits but put them to use in their personal lives and become leaders on the campus.

Kerry 

Assistant Principal / Behavior Coordinator

 Claudia Thomas

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Claudia Thomas

Welcome back Mighty Duck family, friends, and community!

I am excited to begin my second year as the Assistant Principal at Dogwood Elementary. This 2018-2019 school year will be my twelfth year in education. I have taught grades K-4 and have served as an instructional coach for Math and Spanish/English Language Arts.

I believe ALL children can learn at their own pace, and EVERY child can be a leader! We are fortunate to be a “Leader in Me” campus, where we not only teach our students the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" but help students use them in their daily lives! During our first year of implementation, we had amazing results and witnessed students as they became leaders around the campus. We celebrate all successes that students experience throughout the year, and we encourage you to do the same at home! It is important for our wonderful students to feel and see the support and collaboration between school and home. Everything we do is for our students, so if you have any questions, concerns or comments, feel free to contact me! I look forward to seeing you throughout the year during our school-wide leadership events!

Claudia