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The Principal's Corner



Dear Dunbar School Community,

I am proud to emphasize that the dedicated staff at Dunbar School upholds rigorous standards both within the classroom and throughout our campus. Together, we form a community of independent learners committed to fostering academic excellence.

In our pursuit of educational excellence, we stand firm in maintaining high expectations for our students. Lowering the bar is not an option, as we understand the importance of preparing our students for a global stage. Our goal is not merely for our students to compete locally in East St. Louis or Illinois, but to equip them with the skills and knowledge to compete on a global scale.

By maintaining these high standards, we ensure that our students are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Thank you for being an essential part of our community and for your ongoing support in our collective commitment to educational excellence.

Warm regards,

Tiffani Brown, Principal




Dear Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School Community,

I am delighted to reiterate our school's mission, which serves as the guiding force behind our educational endeavors:

Mission Statement: At Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School, our mission is to cultivate an environment where every child is valued, preparing them to evolve into independent learners capable of effective critical thinking. We are committed to equipping our students with the skills to anticipate and embrace new learning experiences, fostering confidence in their ability to contribute productively to a dynamic society.

Embedded in this mission is our unwavering dedication to the growth and development of each student, recognizing their unique strengths and potential.

School Motto: "We Will Teach the Way Your Child Learns"

This motto encapsulates our commitment to personalized and effective teaching methods, ensuring that each child's learning style is acknowledged and catered to. By embracing diverse approaches, we strive to make the educational journey both engaging and impactful for every student.

Thank you for being an integral part of our mission and for your continuous support in creating a learning environment where every child can flourish.

Warm regards,

Kimberly Allen, Assistant Principal