Principal Message

Welcome to Our School

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to our wonderful school. My name is Robby Yates, and I am the Executive Principal of Dan Mills Elementary School. I am elated to share that you have just stepped into a school that I believe is one of the best kept secrets in Nashville.

On behalf of my incredible staff, I would like to share some of the reasons on what I believe makes Dan Mills Elementary stand out among the many elementary schools in Nashville. Strong relationships are the foundation of our school. You will witness positive and affirming relationships between students and teachers, teachers and parents, and I am confident that you will feel that the second you walk into our school.

At Dan Mills, we are focusing on developing strong literacy and numeracy skills; providing an affirming, safe environment for children; using data to inform instruction; and implementing engaging and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students. Our theme is MAKING EACH DAY COUNT. The theme was created to hold all stakeholders accountable for the academic and social growth we expect daily at our school. Every second of every day is focused on promoting success.

As we understand the importance of developing the whole child, your child will have an hour of related arts classes daily. We offer classes in Music, Art, STEAM, and Physical Education for all grade levels, as well as Spanish and Counseling for our fourth and fifth graders. Technology is present in classrooms as we prepare our students for college and career in the 21st century. We believe college starts in Kindergarten- and we are beginning with the end in mind here at Dan Mills.

Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best school year for your child.

I anticipate a successful year ahead, as my team and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child here at Dan Mills Elementary.

Robby Yates