Office of the Principal

Dr. Molly Dinning


Dater Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn, work, live, and play. We have a highly dedicated staff who are focused on the whole child and work to give each student the best learning experience possible each and every day. The parents who support our Dater students are a phenomenal resource to us. We work to partner with them through the PTO and individual families to meet children's academic, social, and emotional needs. Our Dater family is governed by the six pillars of character: Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Caring, Fairness, and Trustworthiness. We learn and work each day under the motto of: WORK HARD AND BE KINDER THAN IS NECESSARY.

We work to continuously communicate with all Dater families. In addition to the information provided on this section of the Dater website, watch for Dater Details (our newsletter) published each month of the school year. They will be distributed via email and also posted on the Communications Section of this website. These communications will help explain our shared vision of teaching and learning for our school, highlight the exciting and wonderful things happening in our classrooms, and contribute to establishing a safe and organized school building.

I am very excited for the possibilities of the this school year. I look forward to taking this journey with you.

Remember: Work Hard and Be Kinder Than Is Necessary!

Molly Dinning, Dater School Principal