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Cher  Algarin
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Principal's Corner

Principal of Dorsett Shoals Elementary School



Welcome to an exciting 2017-2018 school year at Dorsett Shoals, home of the panthers. Dorsett Shoals Elementary is an amazing community of children, parents, teachers, and community members who work together to create a school of learners and leaders. We take great pride in our students’ accomplishments, our level of parental involvement, and the commitment to professional learning on the part of our teachers and staff.  Dorsett Shoals has an outstanding professional teaching staff with an overabundance of knowledge and skills. I am pleased to be the Principal of Dorsett Shoals. Nick Epstein is  our wonderful Assistant Principal.  

Dorsett Shoals Elementary aspires to be a school that places students at the center of the learning process. At Dorsett Shoals Elementary, we believe that students can assume a high level of responsibility for their own learning as well as apply what they are learning in multiple, real-world contexts. It is our vision to build a community of life-long learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers and productive citizens. Our school’s motto is - “Where it is all about the kids!”

We recognize the importance of parental involvement in our students’ success; therefore we welcome parents to join us. Please stop by the office to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass. Another way to support your child/children at Dorsett Shoals ES is to become an active member of our PTA. In addition, you may want to volunteer in the classroom become a mentor, and/or serve on the school council.

Our school instructional day begins at 8:00, but we highly suggest that students are at school by 7:45.  Please read our student handbook and review the expectations and procedures with your child/children.  If you need additional information, please visit our school, call us at 770-651-3700, or visit our website at

Cher Algarin