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Elementary Principal's Message

Hello GRS Parents & Students: 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

As the principal of this amazing school, I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with such outstanding students, staff, families, and community members. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Paul Quinn College, and I obtained my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. It is a gift to be able to share my passion for education with such a devoted, compassionate and hardworking group. I am certain that we will have a productive and enriching year as we continue our mission of developing and nurturing servant leaders who are culturally-sensitive, accountable, responsible, effective scholars. 

The GRS DeSoto Staff and I know how privileged we are to have so many wonderful students and families working alongside us and look forward to partnering with you this year. Golden Rule DeSoto Elementary School is committed to providing a nurturing and inspiring educational experience for all of our students. It is our objective that each student realizes his or her potential through our rigorous academic program. In addition, we want each child to develop the skills that matter most - the ability to think and learn across content, connect ideas, create new knowledge, and engage in effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

The upcoming school year brings all of the excitement of new beginnings, new experiences, and new opportunities to learn and grow. The eagerness and wonder of children reminds us that each child comes to school with remarkable hope and expectations for their very best year. Every teacher, principal, staff member, and parent plays an important role in making this year a great one for each of our DeSoto Elementary students.

I look forward to working with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

Sincerely, 

Ms. Washington 

DeSoto Elementary Campus Principal 

cwashington@goldencharter.org