Principal's Message

                                                                   Together Everyone Achieves More


    Dear Sadie Tillis School Community,

    It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Sadie T. Tillis Elementary and to join the school community.

    I hope you enjoyed summer break and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together.  I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children while providing a safe and rich-academic learning environment.

    This school year marks my 25th year in education and I am entering my 13th year as a principal.  One of the most important aspects of my work is to build positive relationships with students, faculty and staff, and families.  In addition, I set goals to diligently work with teachers to make sure our students are exposed to grade level standards that will prepare them for end of the year growth and proficiency.

    Enclosed in the packet you will find important information for your completion.  Parents, I cannot stress the importance of completing these forms and returning them to school during this first week.  Moreover, during the school year, if your child’s information should change please contact the school to update all pertinent information immediately. 

    It is with strong commitment that I am joining Sadie Tillis Elementary and am looking forward to leading and learning together as a community.  Together, I know we will all see continuous growth at Sadie T. Tillis Elementary.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 904-573-1090 or at dunbarh@duvalschools.org.


    With Children In Mind,

    Helen S. Dunbar, M.Ed.


    Principal Dunbar