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 eight 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 2018-2019 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.
 
 Brandon Gantt

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Brandon Gantt

Assistant Principal

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I am Brandon Gantt, Assistant Principal of Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Science. I have been an educator for the past eight years. I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Newberry College. I received my Master of Education Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University and a Master of Business and Administration from Walden University. I am currently working towards a doctorate in education from Walden University.

An African proverb states if you give a person a fish, they will be full for a day, but if you teach a person to fish, they will be full for a lifetime. In the third grade the most amazing teacher, Mrs. Parrish, baptized me into a world of education. And since that year, I knew I wanted to do the same for other children, to turn children into fishermen of knowledge. A firm believer that every person has a purpose, my goal as an Assistant Principal is to work alongside a great team of faculty and staff members to help each and every one of our students discover their purpose.

I have a passion for education and the acquisition of knowledge. Children are the perfect learners, and I love watching their learning come to life! Along with my love for children, teaching and learning, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Beatriz, our three daughters: Lola, Ava and Nora, and our family dog, a standard poodle, named Princess Daisy.

  • 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.