Principal’s Message

Welcome to Dante B. Fascell Elementary School! My name is Mrs. Ferrarone-Leitner and I am the proud principal at DBFE. We are the home of the Dante Dolphins and a proud ‘A’ school. As of the 15-16 school year, we have been an M-DCPS Silver STEM Designation School and, as a Title I School, have also won the ECTAC Exceeding Expectations award for two consecutive years. We have been recognized yearly by organizations like Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden for our school-wide work in The Fairchild Challenges, as well as Dream in Green’s Green School Challenges and WE-LAB programs.

DBFE currently offers full-time Gifted services in grades K-5, as well Extended Foreign Language (EFL) classes in grades K through 2. We also have one full-day Voluntary PK (VPK) class. For students in need of Exceptional Student Services (ESE), DBFE  maintains Resource services for students in all elementary grade levels. We offer InD services for students in grades K through 5, as well. Our ESE PK program contains a full-day Reverse Mainstream model, as well as an Inclusion program.

 This year’s theme is “Learning Takes You Places… Let the Journey Begin!” This thematic scheme, culminates several years of strategic work, forged by our students, faculty, staff, and administration, and will lead us to places of continual school-wide growth. We look forward to another year of academic adventure and hope you will enjoy the journey with us, as we eagerly venture through the 2018-2019 school year; we are so happy to have you here! 🙂