New Merrifield Elementary Principal

Dear Mustang Family,

I am honored to serve as your new principal at Merrifield Elementary School. I come to you with over 25 years of experience at multiple levels, but I can honestly say being an elementary principal is the best job ever.

First and foremost, I assure you that we are working extremely hard to ensure that we reopen school in September with in-person and virtual learning in a healthy and safe environment while complying with all safety procedures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the state, county, and Duncanville ISD. We are prepared to be flexible and make adjustments so the teaching and learning process does not stop.

As your instructional leader, I bear the responsibility of making sure that all children reach their optimal learning potential and failure is NOT an option. Our entire faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that student achievement is our top priority and we will do whatever it takes to be successful; however, we cannot do this without you. We need parents and community members to be allies with us and we will be intentional about creating this partnership for all students to benefit and grow. In addition, we will also put a major emphasis on social and emotional learning because now is the time to ensure that all students feel loved, needed, and necessary as a part of the school community whether it is through virtual learning or in-person learning.

As we partner together to provide a superior education for your child, please remember that every decision we make will be in your child’s best interest. I will be your child’s biggest advocate and I will work hard to ensure that all children and families at Merrifield Elementary School are valued, informed, inspired, empowered, and welcomed. We will also celebrate diversity because our differences make us special and that is worth celebrating.

Working together, we will make Merrifield Elementary School the premier school in Duncanville ISD.


Dr. Tanya B. Jones


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