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A Message From Our Principal

Dear Jack Barnes Elementary Families,

Welcome to our school! I am thrilled to be the principal of Jack Barnes Elementary (JBE). I have been an educator in Michigan for the past 23 years, teaching for 14 years and serving as an elementary principal for the past nine. I am happy to be in Arizona serving the students, staff, and families at JBE.

I believe strongly in having a strong partnership with students families. After all, you are your child’s first teacher! We welcome your involvement in our Parent-Teacher Organization and throughout our school. There are ample ways to get involved to support your child’s educational experience from volunteering in classrooms, to attending field trips, and many others in between. Our staff will welcome your active involvement in our school. 

Jack Barnes Elementary is launching our positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) initiative this year. PBIS is a school-wide system designed to teach and reinforce behavior expectations in common areas around the school so that all students and staff are aware of the expectations. Our PBIS system focuses on being kind, being respectful, and showing integrity. We will explicitly teach students the expectations, and they will receive reinforcement and/or recognition when they are meeting and exceeding our expectations. PBIS systems minimize instructional interruptions that can occur as a result of misbehavior, thereby increasing opportunities for learning. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Pride!

I know you have a choice on where you send your children to school and believe that you have made a great choice. Thank you for making us your school of choice! I look forward to a wonderful year with you and your children.


Dawn Kennaugh

Dawn Kennaugh, Principal
Jack Barnes Elementary

Jack Barnes Elementary
20750 S. 214 Street
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.7400
Fax: (480) 987.7415
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