Mr. Brian Werner started as principal of Dormont Elementary School in 2015. In his time there, Mr. Werner has implemented the school’s theme, “Growth through Engagement”, where K-5 students are provided with meaningful, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences that are meant to help them grow academically and socially. Mr. Werner is proud of Dormont Elementary School’s dedicated faculty and staff, who are willing to work with parents/guardians for the betterment of their child(ren).
During his first few years at Dormont, the highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff have been able to accomplish and implement a number of initiatives. These initiatives include the Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a system that teaches students the five school expectations (Being safe, responsible, respectful, kind, and here) in a multitude of settings. Students are then recognized via the Principal’s 200 Club for properly displaying one or more of these actions in their daily practice. The school has an Accelerated Reader Challenge, where children read books and earn free books, book marks, and Smencils throughout the year, as well as a Summer Reading Adventure, promoting reading during the summer months.
At Dormont Elementary School, the teachers continue to take academic risks in their classrooms by promoting real-world learning experiences for the students, from kindergarten through fifth grade. The students create and publish their own books. They participate in a living “Wax Museum” or learn about a topic of interest during “Genius Hour.” Fourth and fifth grade students can participate in the annual musical and all students learn about a variety of professions during the school’s annual Career Day.