A Message from Dustin Barnes

Dear Tuckahoe Families and Staff;

I am excited to join the Tuckahoe Elementary community and honored to lead such an engaged and dedicated school community. We are going to have a wonderful year together as we collaborate to ensure our students are successful academically, socially, and emotionally.

Over the past nine years, I have had the opportunity to serve as Academic Principal at two schools, most recently being a PreK-8 International Baccalaureate School. In that capacity, I piloted several programs and initiatives to meet the needs of our students. Before becoming a school leader, I worked with students from 5th grade through 11th grade as a social studies teacher. I believe that student success is at the center of all decisions.

I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but my wife and I have called Northern Virginia our home for nearly 15 years. We have two beautiful daughters—an inquisitive second grader and an energetic one-year-old. When I am not spending time with family, I enjoy reading, working out, and watching the Cincinnati Bengals.

I look forward to meeting staff and families on Sun, Aug. 21 from 3-4 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Playground.

Sincerely,

Dustin Barnes