The 2019-2020 school year for Kate Duncan Smith DAR School began on August 7th with close to 1,500 excited students descending on the campus. Nervous anticipation soon made way for rules and routines for students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
School maintenance staff and administrators spent the summer preparing for another school year, and their hard work paid off, as everything was 'ready to go' for the big day.
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School and its students will "shine" brightly during the 95th Dedication Day festivities on October 17 and 18. Join us as we host the NSDAR National School Tour with President General Denise VanBuren, National School Chair Morgan Lake, the National Executive Officers, state regents from across the country, and many other special guests, including those on DAR buses from California, Illinois, and Texas.
For the second time in the 95-year history of Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, a graduate is a DAR State Regent. Jane Morrow Mann was installed as State Regent of the Hawaii State Society Daughters of the American Revolution in June of 2019 during the 128th NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. Her three-year term as leader of four Hawaii DAR chapters with 314 members will last until June of 2022.
Jane is a 1968 graduate of KDS DAR School, one of only two DAR Schools in the country. She joined the Aloha Chapter, NSDAR, of Honolulu, Hawaii in 1994. Prior to being elected State Regent, Jane held the office of State Vice Regent from 2016-2019 and has served as both Chapter Regent and Vice Regent.
KDS is pleased to welcomed Marsha Mitchell as its new high school principal. A 1998 graduate of Douglas High School, Mrs. Mitchell holds an Associates in Spanish Education from Snead State Community College, a B.S.E in Business Education from Jacksonville State University, and an M.S.E. and an Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from Samford University. She is currently working at towards an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, also at Samford University, with an anticipated completion date of December 2021.
KDS welcomes Dr. Tenna Bradshaw Anderton as its new elementary school principal. A 1983 KDS graduate, Dr. Anderton holds an Associate Degree in Elementary Education from Snead State Community College. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University. Dr. Anderton further holds an Ed.S. in Elementary Education, an Administration Degree in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, all from the University of Alabama.