Meet Ms. Millsaps, Principal

It is my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you and your child as we begin the 2017-2018 school year together. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the proud new principal of Dunbar School. My name is Ms. Gina Millsaps. As an educator, it is my core belief that all our students are capable of success, no exceptions. My promise is to ensure your child attends a safe and positive learning community dedicated to academic excellence. As a staff we will spend time with your child, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We will encourage them every day and together we will set goals, celebrate accomplishments, and let them know they are special and valued in our school community.

As I begin my first year as principal, I will dedicate myself to continue to build a community that works together to encourage and support strong relationships of trust and respect for individuality and diversity. A community that believes family is the cornerstone of our students’ educational growth. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, critical thinking, and decision-making skills necessary for them to accomplish their goals and life dreams. All of us, the school and community, must work together as a family dedicated to educating the whole child.

We value your involvement and support and welcome you to be an active participant in your child’s education at Dunbar. To continue our commitment to our families and building community we offer ways for you to be involved through curriculum nights, monthly Cafecitos, and Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). I believe working together we will make a difference in the lives of our children. I look forward to seeing you at our Back-to-School Ice Cream Social, August 1st. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by the office, my door is always open.

Most Respectfully,
Ms. Gina M. Millsaps
Proud Principal of Dunbar School


Conozca a Ms. Millsaps, Principal

Es un placer para mí darle una cálida y cordial bienvenida a usted y a su hijo/a al comenzar juntos el año escolar 2017-2018. Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para presentarme como la nueva principal muy orgullosamente de la escuela Dunbar. Mi nombre es Sra. Gina Millsaps. Como educadora, es mi creencia que todos nuestros estudiantes son capaces de progresar, sin excepciones. Mi promesa es asegurar que su hijo/a asista a una entidad (lugar) dedicado a que el aprendizaje sea positivo y de calidad donde nuestros niños escalen académicamente. Dedicaremos tiempo con sus hijos descubriendo sus intereses y estilos de aprendizaje y a l a vez conocer sus individualismos. El equipo de profesionales aquí en Dunbar estableceremos objetivos y animaremos a sus hijos a celebrar sus metas y dejarlos saber que son especiales y valorados en nuestra escuela.

Al comenzar mi primer año como principal, me dedicaré a continuar construyendo una comunidad que trabaje en conjunto para alentar y apoyar relaciones sólidas de confianza y respeto por la individualidad y la diversidad. Una comunidad que cree que la familia es la roca angular del crecimiento educacional de nuestros estudiantes. Creemos que es responsabilidad de todos nosotros de fomentar y apoyar la creatividad, la habilidad de pensar con criterio y tomar decisiones para que así pueda realizar sus sueños y metas. Como ya dije anteriormente esta responsabilidad es de todos nosotros; la escuela, ustedes los padres y la comunidad en general por la educación de nuestros hijos.

Valoramos su participación y apoyo y le damos la bienvenida para que se convierta en un participante activo en la educación de su hijo/a en Dunbar. Para continuar nuestro compromiso con nuestras familias y construir comunidad, ofrecemos maneras para que usted participe a través de las noches del plan de estudios, Cafecitos cada mes y Organización de Padres y Maestros (PTO). Creo que trabajando juntos haremos una diferencia en la vida de nuestros hijos. Espero verlos de regreso a la escuela, el 1 de Agosto a las 5:00pm Y celebraremos con nieve social. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor no dude en llamar o parar en la oficina, mi puerta siempre esta abierta.

Respetuosamente,
Ms. Gina M. Millsaps
Principal de Escuela Dunbar


A message from Mr. Larry Weeks

Dear Dunbar Community;

Dr. Gail Harris, principal of Dunbar School for the past two years will be moving back to the district office to oversee key areas within our special education department. One area she will handle is the services provided to students with emotional disabilities. This is a special education class that is based at Dunbar School so her experience with both the school, the community and special education, make this a perfect fit.

Although Dr. Harris will be missed at Dunbar School, we are pleased to announce that a very dedicated and experienced educator has been named principal at Dunbar School pending Governing Board Approval on July 13, 2017. Ms. Gina Millsaps, MA has been serving as Assistant Principal along with Principal Sylvia Bernal at Garfield School since 2015. Ms. Millsaps has a very positive history with Phoenix #1. She is highly committed to the students and families of our District.

Prior to 2015, Ms. Millsaps was an Instructional and Enrichment Intervention Specialist at Garfield and Lowell Schools. She participated in the Arizona State University iLeadAZ Administrative Program and served as a principal intern at Lowell School. Prior to the internship, Ms. Millsaps was a teacher at Lowell School for nine years. She is known for her strong leadership and interpersonal skills, collaborative leadership style and focus on instructional leadership.

Please help me in welcoming Ms. Millsaps to Dunbar School and in sharing our gratitude to Dr. Harris for her commitment to special education.

Sincerely,
Mr. Larry Weeks
Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

Dunbar Information

Kindergarten
through
8th grade

Dunbar School
707 West Grant Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Office: 602-257-3844
Absence Line:
602-452-6894
Nurse: 602-257-3832

Hours

Office

  • Start: 8:30 am
  • End: 4:30 pm

School

  • Start: 8:55 am
  • End: 3:55 pm

Early Dismissal

  • Start: 8:55 am
  • End: 2:00 pm