Dana Elementary School

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Dana's Mission to be knowledgeable and productive leaders who have a positive impact on our school and society.

Dana Elementary School

Dana School is located in Henderson County in western North Carolina.


Student enrollment: 566, Staff size: 64


Dana is classified as a Title 1 school with 81% of our population classified as low income households.


One third of our students are ELL, and 44% are Hispanic.

"The culture of an enterprise plays the dominant role in exemplarily performance." -Terrrence Deal Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership

  • School song- Agents of Change
  • School Cheer
  • Academic vocabulary integrated into morning announcements
  • "The One and Only Ivan" school wide book club
  • Wildcat Wednesday / Professional Thursday

School Initiatives

  • Leader in Me School
  • 4 C's: Communicate, Collaborate, Create and Curriculum
  • 21st Century
  • Engineering and STEM
  • Project Based Learning

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

  • 2011: National Title 1 School of Distinction Award
  • 2011: Principal of the Year- Henderson County
  • 2012: Intel School of Distinction Finalist Award in Mathematics
  • 2013: National School Change Award
  • 2013: Ronald McDonald Grant
  • 2013: Named 21st Century Learning National Exemplar School
  • 2013: Crayola Grant Award
Dana Elementary School: A P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar

Hard Work Pays Off!

Yes, grants are written... together.... for a specific purpose.


In addition, grant money is also received as a result of student achievement.

How is Dana's grant money spent?

Grant money is spent on materials that reinforce our school's initiatives.
  • professional development for teachers
  • technology in the classrooms
  • professional resources
  • tutors and personnel
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Who benefits?

All Dana students.


"Everything we do, we do for the betterment of all students."

Tonight's Take Away

  • Consider your school's purpose.
  • Does it align with your school's initiatives?
  • synergize
  • You don't just buy "technology"

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