Principal's Welcome

  • A Message from Dr. Ekstrom

    Haynes School is an exceptional place for ALL students to learn, build friendships, and participate in a nurturing community. The goal of our Haynes community is to ensure all students feel welcomed within their learning environment. Community and excellence are the hallmarks of our school. We work to foster independence, responsibility, and personal choice while taking care of ourselves and each other. 

    Haynes values the development of the whole child and provides inclusive learning opportunities for all while supporting the least restrictive environment.  Our students engage in a rigorous curriculum led by talented, highly-qualified educators. Teachers focus on student progress and create dynamic experiences in which students question, explore, make mistakes, and find solutions. Haynes offers social-emotional programming for all students, with educators focusing on supporting positive peer relationships, emotional regulation, and social competencies.  

    Our faculty and staff are dedicated to exceptional teaching and learning. They are engaged in continuous professional learning and development and routinely collaborate with professionals across the district and beyond. Students and staff are supported by an unparalleled group of parents and families that strengthen teaching and learning. Both parents and teachers rely on one another for partnership and support as they work to create the best environment in which all children thrive.  We are proud of our partnership with our families and value the input from home and school to ensure a well-rounded understanding of our students and the learning process.

    Welcome to Josiah Haynes Elementary School!

    Nadine G. Ekstrom, PhD
    Interim Principal