Julius Scott

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Julius Scott

Principal

jscott@lexrich5.org 

 

Hello and thank you for visiting our school webpage. I am honored to work alongside some of the most remarkable educators in our profession as I begin year nine as principal of DFES. Equally as important as my role in school leadership is my role as parent of two DFES students.

 
As a magnet school we use an inquiry approach to teaching and learning about our environment. We are committed to ensuring that our students are engaged in life worthy learning. This means learning matters not only when students walk the halls of our school but learning that will matter in years to come. For us life worthy learning also means what we learn at DFES also reflects learning in the real world. Our students use the language and tools of the disciplines they study. A walk into our building and classrooms and you will see evidence of teaching students how to learn and not just what to learn.
 
At DFES we believe it is important not only to develop the mind but also the heart. Being a reflective person is a skill that should endure for times to come. We encourage both tall and small learners to think about reflection that leads to change and growth. Students are encouraged to consider how new learning can lead to social and environmental action that will make our school, community, and world a better place. 
 
We are excited about the 2019-2020 school year and love for you to stop by for a visit if interested. Please feel free to contact me by phone 476-3901 or email at jscott@lexrich5.org.
 
Dr. Sally Somerall

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Dr. Sally Somerall

Assistant Principal

 

ssomeral@lexrich5.org 

Dr. Sally Somerall joined District Five in 2004, and for the last fifteen years has served as a school-based literacy coach, with the last eight years at Dutch Fork Elementary School. For four summers, she also served as the site administrator for the SC Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camp in District Five. Dr. Somerall earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii, and her doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. Prior to her work in District Five, she taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, third grade, and fourth grade. In addition to her work in schools, Dr. Somerall presents work at local, state, and national conferences. For ten years, she taught graduate courses at USC.

 

 

 

Dr. Somerall said, “I am thankful that I can continue supporting our children, families, and staff at DFES in this new role. We can look for opportunity in every circumstance to support the academic and social successes of our children.”

 

Outside of school, Dr. Somerall can be found reading, sewing, participating in some wild sporting event, or traveling to the Lowcountry to visit her family.

 

 

 
 
  • We recognize that children are naturally curious about the world and their environment.  We are dedicated to developing 21st century learners that think critically, solve problems, and take positive social action based on what they have learned.  Although environmental sciences are integrated into our curriculum we are committed to a comprehensive education.  We believe it is important for students to view learning from various perspectives to include scientists, readers, writers, mathematicians, and social scientists while also using the language and tools of scientists, readers, writers, mathematicians, and social scientists.  Our vision is to provide a learning environment where wonders grow.  Please feel free to visit to learn more about our school.