Welcome to Heritage Elementary School from the Principal!
As principal of Heritage, I am very proud and excited about all of the things that the talented staff and students are doing here! A balanced high priority is placed on both student personal-social growth and academic growth. This is accomplished through strong staff collaboration within a professional learning community design. At Heritage a strong team philosophy is the foundation of our service to students.
At Heritage we place equal and high value on both social emotional learning and academic achievement.
Heritage is in our tenth year of being a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school. We are a Heritage team that focuses on being kind, respectful and responsible. As the students work on these three main values, they also learn specific behaviors (identifying both the appropriate behaviors and the not so appropriate behaviors). We also teach the importance of having a growth mindset, and learning by stretching ourselves and making mistakes. The pairing of the PBIS and growth mindset efforts has served our students well.
Academically, we place high priority on developing well-rounded learners. Staff work continuously to effectively differentiate to students’ needs. Ongoing professional development combined with teaming within/across grade levels and departments allow our staff to provide top rated instruction.
Our partnership with families and parents is most important to our success. The success of the school would be far less without the support of the parents and community members as well. Heritage students are fortunate to get a lot of parent support!
We welcome you to visit our school! I’m confident you will enjoy your experience at Heritage as you will be surrounded by many amazing students and staff.
Dan Carter, Principal
Welcome to Heritage Elementary School from the Associate Principal!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! It is a privilege to welcome you and your student(s) to Heritage Elementary school! I am so excited to serve as the Associate Principal here at Heritage and I cannot wait to learn and grow with all of you each and every day.
I was raised in Burlington, WI and attended UW-Madison. I have been in education for 6 years working as a Special Education Teacher as well as a Dean of Students. I am thrilled to start my first year in the Waunakee Community School District and to be working with such an incredible staff and community.
Personally, I enjoy teaching Irish Dance, spending time with my family, baking lots of treats, and cheering on the Badgers. Professionally, I believe in social and educational justice and that it is our duty to teach our students about love, power, freedom, and justice each and every day. I believe in instilling our children with a passion for learning and knowledge while also helping foster their social-emotional growth.
I feel so honored to work with you and your child(ren) this year. Your involvement, support, and partnership help us serve our students and make Heritage an incredibly special place.
I look forward to meeting you and your family. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Danielle Dawson (She/Her/Hers), Associate Principal
At Heritage Elementary, we help each other learn and grow every day in a safe and positive environment.