Elementary School Teachers
Mrs. Barnhart - Kindergarten
Mrs. Bowers - Kindergarten
Mrs. Eneix - Kindergarten
Mrs. Koski - Kindergarten
Mrs. Riddle - Kindergarten
Mrs. Brown - 1st Grade
Mrs. Burns - 1st Grade
Mrs. Jordan - 1st Grade
Mrs. Zukowsky - 1st Grade
Mrs. Elliott - 2nd Grade
Mrs. Ford - 2nd Grade
Mrs. Rogers - 2nd Grade
Mrs. Wilson - 2nd Grade
Mrs. Merrill - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Moroose - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Parrish - 3rd Grade
Mr. Sampson - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Wisman - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Cayton - 4th Grade
Mrs. Suder - 4th Grade
Mrs. Tucker - 4th Grade
Mrs. Zelenak - 4th Grade
Mrs. DeWitt - Principal
Mrs. Board - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Tennant - School Nurse
Miss Alexander - Counselor
Mr. Fisher - Music
Mrs. Medina - Library
Ms. Spears - Physical Education
Mrs. Urse - Art
ABOUT EAST DALE ELEMENTARY
Nestled in the hills of Fairmont, West Virginia, East Dale Elementary School is a rural, consolidated elementary school. Built in 1971, the school was modeled after the “open-space school” concept that was popular at that time. To alleviate any misunderstandings, this means that the school does not contain any interior walls. The perceived benefits behind this architectural concept were that the instructional space was easily reconfigurable, school construction costs were reduced, and overall maintenance costs were reduced. The main campus encompasses a little over eleven acres. Interestingly, due to a robust student population, a satellite campus which is located near the main campus has been created to service the kindergarten and preschool students.
Beyond the uniqueness of the instructional configuration, East Dale Elementary has a rich tradition in educational excellence. For example, the school can boast of being named a West Virginia Exemplary School in 1988 and 2005 as well as a National School of Excellence in 1989. Finally, East Dale has strong, collaborative partnerships with West Virginia University and Fairmont State University.
For the most part, students attending East Dale Elementary School come from blue-collar households that are supported by medium to low-incomes. Like most schools, East Dale’s “family units” are more blended than traditional. The student population lacks diversity in that only 3% of the population represents any other racial category other than white.
In the fall of 2011, the Marion County voters passed a School Bond to aid in the construction of the new, East Fairmont Middle School. This means that when East Dale Elementary School opens its doors in the fall of 2014, the school will now be a PK – 4 school. At this time, both the main campus and the satellite campus house approximately 500 students.
- Through committed partnerships, all students, parents, and school personnel have the responsibility to contribute to the community and a Global 21 Society.
- In an environment of mutual respect, all stakeholders are responsible for their own actions.
- All adults are responsible for the well-being of students.
- Valuing diversity in people and in ideas enhances education and enriches the community.
- All stakeholders have a right to a safe, secure, and orderly environment where all students can learn.
- All students must have equitable opportunities and choices on how to learn and how to succeed in a Global 21 Environment.
- High expectations are essential for student success.
- Successful schools require effective instructional leadership and collaboration.
East Dale Elementary School will nurture students to become healthy, respectful, responsible, self-directed, lifelong learners who have the knowledge and Global 21 Skills necessary for college preparedness and career readiness.
EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES
Bus Room Guidelines
Hallway Guidelines (Pre-K, Kindergarten)
Hallway Guidelines (Main Campus)
- Keep your area tidy
- Do not eat or drink around the computer
- Follow all “Netiquette” Rules
- Log off of the computer
- Do not change any settings
- Report online abuse to teacher
- Keep your passwords to yourself
- Visit only “approved” websites
- Never give out personal information