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    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.


    Yours faithfully,


    Ernest Sessoms, Jr.

    Dunbar Elementary Principal