Dallin Elementary School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome you to the Dallin School on behalf of the students, faculty and staff We are a school that prides ourselves on our commitment to the children we care for and educate. The entire staff and I are dedicated to providing a caring, joyful, and exciting place for learning.

Visitors to Dallin will sense the energy and positivity from our teaching team. The atmosphere is warm, caring and friendly. As a staff, we are proud of the relationships we develop with the children we teach. Like our students, we are a unique staff with different talents, strengths, and interests. Our common bond is our commitment to children and their academic and social-emotional growth.

At Dallin, our aim is to challenge every student. We want all children to think critically about the real world, and be willing to question, explore, and take risks in their learning. Diversity and community building are important to us. We expect our students to respect others and appreciate their differences. We believe it is important for them to learn to celebrate mistakes as opportunities to grow. We encourage our students to take responsibility for their own behavior as individuals, and as active, cooperative, classroom communities.

The Dallin School is a community of learners and leaders. Teachers teach best and students learn best in a positive, student-centered learning environment. Fostering a strong culture at Dallin is a top priority. We want our students to show responsibility in their daily routines and through understanding school-wide expectations, including their role in the Arlington community at large.

Exemplary performance for staff and students, staff morale, and public confidence, support, and participation are crucial to our vision. We aim to help all children achieve their individual potential by understanding their interests, cultures, and learning styles, as well as the issues pertaining to each stage of development. Our vision demands that our curriculum be continually reassessed to meet the needs of a diverse community of students and families.

At its core, Dallin is a wonderful place for learning. As many of you already know, you are going to love it here.

Be well,
Mr. Thad Dingman
Principal, Dallin Elementary


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