Principal's Message

Principal’s Message


Welcome to Dudley Elementary School!  I am honored to serve the students, families, faculty & staff at Dudley for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  I look forward to learning and continuing the traditions that make Dudley a community school.  I have been so impressed with the active involvement of our families and larger community.  We appreciate the support we are given daily from our parents and the endless number of hours they spend working with their student(s) at home and at school.  In addition, we have a tremendous volunteer group that benefits all of our learners and allows us to provide a level of involvement essential for success.


I am happy that we will continue to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse School dedicated to teaching all students the twenty-first century skills needed to succeed in life.  We will continue our study of the 7 Habits and students will learn to set and attain their academic and personal goals.  Our students will work to continue their leadership notebooks which we will be sharing with all families in the spring.


We are especially proud of the Distinguished Achievement Award presented in 2017 to Dudley Elementary School by the Virginia Board of Education for recognition for public schools and school divisions that exceed the minimum requirements for learning and achievement.  As we move forward, looking to our future, we remain steadfast on our core values.  Our core values at Dudley Elementary are:


P repare and empower students to reach full potential.

E valuate and become critical problem solvers.

A ct with kindness and respect at all times.

C ommunicate and cooperate with others.

E njoy each day.


Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to continue our Dudley traditions and excellence in learning.


In service,

Dana Kelley

dana.kelley@frco.k12.va.us