Welcome to Dessie F. Evans Elementary, home of the Owls! 

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the principal at Dessie F. Evans Elementary School.  We have built a strong staff that will work together for the success of each child in our care. We will strive to create an environment that supports all students and staff. The culture we have been working hard to create includes establishing an atmosphere of “community” with every staff member taking responsibility for the success of each student we serve.

On January 21st, 2019 Dessie F. Evans spoke to students and staff of Kalles Junior High in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  She charged our schools and community to “Be the One”. She stated that everyone is special, everyone needs to be treated with respect and everyone has skills and talents.   She went on to say, “If you can Be the One, Be the One to do the right thing, to make a positive difference, I guarantee you will have a better school and we will have a better world.”  At Dessie F. Evans Elementary School, we are ready to “Be the One” for our student and our community by building authentic relationships, meeting academic and social/emotional needs of each child and providing a rich academic experience that will inspire curiosity and a love to become a life-long learner.

To accomplish our mission, and strengthen our school community, we need you!  We strongly encourage families to partner alongside of us and be a member of our Dessie Evans Team.  We know participation can look very different depending on the needs of your family, so we welcome you to engage in a way that suits your family including Facebook, PTA, Watch Dogs, morning greeters, classroom support, committee members and so many important systems that will allow you to help shape our school’s climate and culture.  Together, we can make sure that each child has what they need to be successful at Dessie F. Evans.

In Service,

Kevin Hampton