Principal's Message

Miranda ManleyDES Bulldog Students & Families,

I am truly humbled and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as your new principal! Throughout my 23 years in education, my passion has always been in the land of little people, and it brings me great joy to see them thrive. DES has a rich history of academic success, and that is because of YOU. Every single child brings a unique gift that enriches our school community, and I can’t wait to see their big smiles fill the hallways.

Prior to becoming principal, I served as the Accountability Supervisor at the ACS District Office. I also spent 12 years as an assistant principal and taught grades 1st, 4th and 5th.

I’m most excited about serving in a community that I call home. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters that both attended Arlington Community Schools. In fact, we moved to Arlington over a decade ago because we loved the small-town feel and knew Arlington had a great school system. The success of DES and its students means success for my home-town community, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone to make DES the best it can be!

It is truly a privilege to spend each day with your child. This time passes fast, so I want to take every opportunity to see them laugh and learn together. I know this is going to be a remarkable school year!


Principal Miranda Manley