Welcome to John B. Dey Elementary School, the home of the SOARING SEAGULLS! It is my pleasure as the principal of this fine school and to be a part your child’s educational journey. Our mission is to develop confident leaders of tomorrow. Student-centered, authentic tasks will be the focus in our environment; where it is safe to take risks, solve problems, and challenge ourselves. Life-long learners will be ready to navigate and build a better world through innovative and engaging experiences for both students and teachers. Relationships are fostered and strengthened through collaboration and mutual respect, where students can focus on purposeful real-world applications of knowledge.

Christa Markert, my assistant principal and I, are dedicated to your children and providing the best education possible! Each teacher at John B. Dey will seek to understand the learning style of your child, focus on their interests, and differentiate for their individual needs and motivations. Every child, every day will experience an inclusive, supportive environment that is safe and conducive to learning!

Do you want to play it safe and be good, or take a risk and be great? We will not let good get in the way of great (Good to Great –Jim Collins). Excellence is our tradition.

Elizabeth C. Bianchi

John B. Dey Elementary