Principal Message

Welcome to West Dover Elementary School,  Home of the Blue Jays!

Our school community is dedicated to providing the best possible education for all of our students. We believe in a child-centered environment from which children can thrive. Our goal is to present an atmosphere conducive to learning while instilling the skills necessary for critical thinking and problem solving. We support our students in a nurtured and structured setting while encouraging diversity and respect for each other.

Our wonderful PTO provides many opportunities for all of our students. We are fortunate to have such a hard-working group of parents working with us for the betterment of our school.

I am grateful for your ongoing support as we cooperate, create, and expand on meaningful, rigorous and engaging learning experiences for the children of West Dover Elementary School. I look forward to working together with you and your children as we help them discover and enrich the world around them in the years to come.

Although the start of school will look different this year, our staff has been working hard to create an excellent virtual learning experience for our students. Our educators have participated in numerous professional development opportunities designed to enhance virtual learning and instruction. Teachers and students will utilize Google Meet in order to have face to face instructional time every day, with students having the option to slow down or speed up teacher created lessons based on student needs and comprehension. Instructional resources, interactive teaching tools, and dynamic digital content will be utilized to keep students engaged more effectively than a traditional textbook. We look forward to working together with our students and families throughout these experiences. 

Sincerely yours,

Michael S. Pallen Principal