Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

    Welcome to the STEM Academy @ Donald Elementary, Dolphin Families! We are so happy to have you as a part of the Donald Dolphin family, and we can’t wait to begin learning together.

    As the first STEM Academy in LISD, Donald has a legacy of providing students with learning experiences that foster student growth both academically and personally. Our students experience STEM learning each day, which encourages them to think outside the box and to make connections across all learning. At Donald, we are not only focused on developing strong learners today; we are growing exceptional future leaders! 

    The strength of Donald lies within its community, and we are very fortunate to have many families actively involved in dedicating their time and talents to help ensure Donald students have access to unique opportunities and experiences that enhance their learning. If you have not done so, I encourage you to connect with our spectacular Texas PTA members to see how you can help to support the learning of all students on our campus. If you want to know more about the great things happening here each day, take a moment to “Like” the Donald Elementary Facebook Page or to follow us on Twitter @Donald_ES.

    With so much uncertainty in our world right now, one thing you can have confidence in is the Donald staff’s commitment to providing a safe environment for all Dolphins. We will be following all guidelines set forth by the district in order to allow our students to participate in engaging learning experiences while keeping the safety of our students, our faculty, and our community at the forefront. We thank you for your commitment to helping us provide your students with reassurance they will be well taken care of while at school, and we appreciate you setting a positive tone for the school year during family discussions.

    I feel blessed with the gift of working with you and your children, and I look forward to learning and growing as a community this year. I know, as we work together, we will find many opportunities to celebrate student success at the STEM Academy @ Donald Elementary!


    Heather Shorter
    STEM Academy @ Donald Elementary School
    Heather Shorter, Principal | Donald STEM