Principal Masi Preston

We take pride in our diverse community of learners and the diverse backgrounds of our families and staff.  Our school is built on the principles of accountability, discipline, trust, and integrity.

The campus consists of two adjacent structures, the main building which houses the elementary grades and the Annex which is home to the early childhood classes. DHES offers a curricular focus on inquiry based math, gradual release model, close reading, guided reading, and Creative Curriculum with a Reggio Inspired focus in the Early childhood grades. Along with the curricular focus we have adopted the Common Core Standards which helps our students to think critically and compete globally. Children are reminded daily of the school rules of DHES:  always respect yourself, others and the environment; always exhibit pride, honor, and scholarship. Active parental involvement is promoted through monthly structured activities and multiple informal opportunities.

My staff and I are working diligently to provide your students a world class education every day.  WE sincerely believe: EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY, EXCELLENCE!

I look forward to partnering with you to make Dorothy I. Height the best school within DCPS!


Masi Preston