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A Message From Principal Gofonia

  • Serving as the principal of Paul Laurence Dunbar Institute for Teaching, Learning, and Leading is an honor. I consider Phoenix Elementary School District #1 my home. I began as the principal of Augustus H. Shaw in 2006. My career is dedicated to students, families, community members, and school staff working together for student success.

    I will ensure all students have access to their grade-level curriculum. I value communication, collaboration, and connections. Building solid relationships is key to developing a safe and nurturing environment. We are Treasure Hunters, which means we search to find all the talents, skills, and intelligence in our children. We can create and activate hope when we are caring adults for our students, set high expectations, and create opportunities for success.

    ...read more in the
    Principal's Corner

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