The teachers here are wonderful. And sadly, I have to agree that the principal has lots of shortcomings. Thankfully, the teachers have been here much longer than the principal and they carry the school. "Warm hugs and the forest through the trees"? - from a previous comment. Very strange, sounds like the principal to me. Lots of great kids, parents and teachers at this school, the saving grace.
My children attend Dunning and have for the past several years. We couldn't be happier. The principal is a leader and I definitely see a great change in the teachers and staff as a result of her leadership, especially since prior to her arrival there were several principals who didn't stay more than a couple of years. She is willing to listen to concerns and address them as needed. The principal also expects parents and children to be part of the solution if there is an issue. Is she "warm and friendly?" Depends on your definition and perception of warm and friendly. Do you expect hugs or a friendly wave and greeting? Is she firm and confident when speaking with others? She's quite confident in her role. From what I can see and hear from others, she has earned the respect from those that who can see the forest behind the trees. I would challenge those parents who say she is inflexible and self-centered to look through the trees. As a result of a district wide survey, she incorporated changes based on the feedback of those surveys. The academic performance of the school has also increased, that doesn't happen through poor leadership.
I agree the Principle is not a good leader. Very inflexible and self centered if you have an issue. I also think the school creates a lot of pressure on both children and parents. Very disappointed with this school.
Dunning is a great school! Teachers and staff are Excellent - caring and motivated people. It has a challenging and impressive academic program. Along with her regular studies, my 4th grader does a lot of creative and fun reports, presentations and projects regularly that is essential for a wholesome and confident student. Thanks Dunning!
My son is now a 4th grader at Dunning and Dunning has exceeded my expectations. Every year he has had excellent teachers. He has had a great grammer school experience at Dunning.
We've been at Dunning for 3 years and every teacher has been absolutely amazing! I don't know how we have been so fortunate, but each teacher has taught to the individual, as well as the class. This means your child can thrive
I am thoroughly impressed with Dunning school. The teachers are amazing because they really love what they do. When my son was in K i assumed we just got lucky with his teach Mrs. Casavant, but now I know this is more the norm. Both his 1st and 2nd grage teachers have proven to me that they really 'get' my child and have created an action plan to allow him to thrive. I honestly don't know how they do it, with 20 kids!
Very good school. Very diversified group of chidren. my son was there from k-5.
I have two kids in Dunning I'm so glad because the school is great, Mr. Spencer is a good leader,the staff is responsive and caring. The programs after school are good, the diversity community is fantastic for the kids.
My family and I love this school! wonderful principal and amazing teachers. Good parent involvement. Nice and diverse school. Good kids.
We couldn't have asked for a better school for our children: A responsive and caring staff, excellent support services, an outstanding library, mobile computer lab, music and art program, after-school sports, active and involved parents. Our children enjoy school and are receiving an excellent education in a school community that is culturally diverse. We are very happy at unning!
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