Greetings Dunbar Elementary and Mechanicsville Community,
I hope this letter reaches you excited about the future of Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School.
As Principal and instructional leader, I am excited and honored to continue working together in collaboration
with you for a successful school year.
It is my expectation that we develop an environment where students receive a first class education and the
staff works cohesively with all parents to build a caring culture of love, trust, collaboration that leads to student
success. I fully believe in creating an engaging and family-oriented school environment.
During the upcoming school year, we will focus on three critical areas to develop measurable actions to
accomplish these goals as a team. Those goals include…
- Ensuring Dunbar Elementary School is a place where students feel proud of their school and are excited to learn in a safe, clean, and caring environment.
- Providing students engaging and rigorous learning activities infused with project-based learning and state of the art technology.
- Supporting parents with the resources needed for their child’s academic progress and social emotional well-being.
Once again, I am excited to serve the Dunbar Elementary and Mechanicsville community. I know we are
going to have an awesome school year. I look forward to seeing everyone’s exciting and positive smiles present
and accounted for at all PTA, Parent Workshops, Boot Camps, and Student Data Conferences.
Ernest Sessoms, Jr.
Dunbar Elementary Principal