My eldest daughter has thrived in the Durham public schools! She had a truly FABULOUS Kindergarten experience at E.K. Powe Elementary School, and then transferred to George Watts Montessori Magnet for first and second grades.
When the first year of her transfer was rocky for her, I joined the Watts School Improvement Team so I could try to help the school make it easier to welcome transfer students. So far, I have been uniformly impressed by how much the school teachers and administrators and parents CARE about making Watts a safe, peaceful, caring, and intellectually rigorous place for children to excel!
As I stated earlier, my daughter struggled to transfer from one DPS Elementary school to another. I thought I could and should do my part to help make her new school more welcoming. So I joined the SIT (School Improvement Team), and discovered that they had already decided to put the changes I was planning to advocate for in place!
I am pleased to report that my daughter is having a much better year this year than last, and I am once again a huge and vocal supporter of Durham Public Schools.