School is a place where you learn to go places without leaving your seat. This year at Dacusville Elementary School we have a new person to take us places.
|Principal Robin Walsh|
Robin came to us from the big town of Pickens. She attended A.R. Lewis and Pickens Middle and High Schools. Robin graduated from Pickens High School in 1995 and continued her education with a Bachelors Degree from Furman in Education. Robin stated that she didn't like teaching 3rd grade because it was a hard grade to teach. While attending a church service at RockSprings Baptist church she felt the call to complete her Masters in Administration also at Furman. She took a year off from teaching for her children and then overloaded at Furman for her Masters; what usually takes 3 years to complete, she completed in 18 months.
Robin said even though she grew up in Pickens she now has been transformed as a Dacusville girl. Robin loves the outdoors; she loves to camp and hike. She also loves to sew, quilt, and cross stitch. She enjoys reading and is very involved in her two daughters; who dance competitive.
|Assistant Principal Dr. Del Freitag|
Robin is excited and feels very blessed and thankful to be the new principal at Dacusville Elementary School. Dacusville students blend in with Pickens students to form Pickens High School. One of Robins goals as the new principal is for the students to form an identity. Her desire is that when the students reach Pickens High School the teachers recognize the Dacusville students because they stand out as excellent students. Assisting Robin as Assistant Principal will be Dr. Del Freitag; he taught 3rd grade last year at Dacusville.
Mrs. Walsh wants to "Welcome" you all to the new school year! She believes in our community and has a source of pride in it. She appreciates how the "whole" community supports the school.
"I am so happy for Mrs. Walsh and for Dacusville Elementary as she takes over the reigns for the greatest school in the district. My prayers are with her and with all of my Dacusville family as they begin the new school year. "
-Dr. Michael Fleming
"Harry are you ready for the first day of school tomorrow?", asked Mom. "No", said Harry, "I'm scared." Mom said, "Harry you will have a great time in Kindergarten." As Harry looked at his "Angry Bird" book bag filled with all sorts of fun things such as red, blue, green, and yellow crayons, markers, and colored pencils, glue sticks, and scissors, he said "I guess."
The next day Harry woke up and put on his brand new "Angry Bird" short sleeve shirt with his blue shorts and a new pair of tennis shoes. His mom had his favorite breakfast fixed for him, "Angry Bird" cereal. After breakfast, his mom helped him brush his teeth and comb his hair. He grabbed his book bag and headed out the door.
In the car mom said, "Harry, I can't wait to hear all about the fun things that you did today at school!" Harry said, "I guess." Mom reassured Harry that he was going to have a great day and not to be scared because he was going to make new friends. Mom pulled up to the front door of the school and kissed Harry on the cheek. She said, "Harry I love you, I will see you after school." Harry looked out of the car window and thought to himself, "Who is that?" He looked at his mom and said, "I love you too" and hopped out of the car.
Through out the day Harry kept seeing the same lady that was at the front door. He saw her in his classroom while he was using his favorite blue crayon, and he saw her in the hall when he was walking in line to the lunch room. At the end of the day Harry grabbed his book bag and followed his class outside to go home. Harry begin waving when he saw his mom, he knew she was there to pick him up and take him home. Harry got into the car and looked out the window, there she was again, this time waving at Harry. Harry said, "Mom there she is again!" Mom said,"Who Harry?" Harry looked at his mom, pointed and smiled, "The pretty nice lady with the big red smile." Mom looked and said, "Oh, that's the principal Harry, she is here to help you."
Mrs. Walsh we are blessed as a community to have you work with our children. I want to say Thank You for the dedication and commitment that we all know you will give because you love our children like they are your own.