•  A Message from the Principal:


    Dear Dexter Elementary School Families and Community,

    I would like to officially introduce myself as your new principal of Dexter Elementary School. I am grateful to be afforded this opportunity to lead the building with such dedicated, talented staff and amazing little students. My passion and focus is in instructional leadership that is consistently driven by high quality instruction and increasing student achievement. It is very natural for me to keep what’s best for our children at the forefront of all shared-decision making. They are our future leaders and they rely on their education for future success. I recognize that each student has individual needs, and while our charge is to ensure that we are culturally responsive, we will continue to focus on the goals of our Strategic Plan 2019-2022 by focusing on inclusion and developing a sense of community within the General Brown school environment.

    For the last two years, I served as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director here at General Brown. Prior to this, I spent fourteen years as a high school teacher and advisor at South Jefferson. I served five years on the Board of Education for the school district in which I live as well as the volunteer coach of my daughter’s softball team for many years. My family and I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking and camping in the Adirondacks, as well as boating on the St. Lawrence River.

    As we are working diligently this summer in planning for school to open on September 7th, I ask for your support and continued involvement in your child’s education. Partnering with families and community members is very important to me, and I welcome your input as we move forward, together. When you hear the African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child”, the entire community has an essential role to play in the growth and development of our children.

    If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lnohle@gblions.org or (315) 779-2300.   

    My best,


    Laurie M. Nohle

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