It is a privilege to be the Instructional Leader at Dalhart Elementary School. I have been an educator for 30 years. This is my 14th year as a Principal and my third year as the principal at DES. Our mission at DES is Doing whatever it takes Everyday for the Success of all students. As the mission implies our dedicated staff works diligently everyday to create and maintain an exemplary learning environment for our DES students. At DES students are actively engaged in learning in child centered classrooms. Along with academics, physical activity is also encouraged for optimal growth of a child mind and body. Students participate in Physical Education, Motor lab, Movement and Music and recess on a daily basis. This year DES has also implemented PBIS which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. PBIS is a researched based program that teaches, models, and reinforces positive behavior expectations in all areas of the elementary campus, creating a climate where appropriate behavior is the norm. Parents are always welcome at DES.