Due West Elementary will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week March 16-20, 2020. There is a national Teacher Appreciation Week that happens every year in May, but due to the very busy nature of that time of year we have traditionally celebrated during March to really be able to give our amazing teachers the attention they deserve! Below is a schedule of the theme for each day that week. Your family is encouraged to participate in honoring your teacher in the way that works best for you!

Monday:  Donuts & Coffee – provided by PTA
Tuesday:  Favorite Snacks brought in by students
Wednesday:  Flowers by students (Flower Order form Here)
Thursday:  Gift Cards & Favorite Sweet Treat by students
Friday:  Lunch Provided by PTA

Click here for Staff Favorite Things lists. 

IMPORTANT: This year, Principal Kale has asked that each classroom adopt a DWES staff member in addition to their homeroom teacher, in an effort to honor all those who make a difference in the lives of the students of DWES on a daily basis. Please see the list below. We ask that you take some time to consider how you might include your “adopted teacher” in your appreciation efforts. THANK YOU DWES FAMILIES!

Farrell / Kirkland – Anna Masoudpour; Speech
Howerton / Faircloth   – Sharon Spurgeon; Media Para
Martin / Long  –  Stephanie Reeves; Speech 
Ullmer / Gunter  – Jill Hutson; IRR Para

First Grade 
Boatright – Cissi Kale; Principal
Campbell – Carmen Lumpkin; Clerk
Lawrence – Kim Johnson; Clerk
Milton – Kathy Flowers; Nurse 
Monette – Carrie Gomez; Bookkeeper

Second Grade 
Beason – Amanda Akery; Secretary
Eveler  Kelly Hamilton
Cali – Melissa Chamrin; Counselor
Roberts – Christi Laverty; Asst. Principal
Coleman – Justin Duff; Music

Third Grade 
Braddy – Bob Strong; P. E. 
Lankford  -Terrell Spencer
Petrea – Jessica Airman; Media
Poole – Jeanette Waters; Art
Zhun – Kirsten Perla; ALP 

Fourth Grade 
Blocksidge / Pollyanna Long – Sarah Jones SSA 
Holston – Jennifer Flacke 
Caswell  – Pamela Timbs
Torch – Jan Divelbiss; Science Instructor 

Fifth Grade 
Friese – Sheila Houser; PE Para
Haley – Stacey Holland
Schwartz – Brandye Keasler ALP
Waddell – Donna Chumley STEM Instructor (BOYS) Emily Sims Counselor (GIRLS)

Special Education   
Bassett SNPK.  Cindy Shaw SNPK