Message From The Principal

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Hello Carver Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share how excited I am about my appointment as Principal of George Washington Carver Elementary School. I am so honored to join a school family that is focused on empathy, compassion, kindness, accountability, joy, and safety. I look forward to building upon the outstanding academic accomplishments of our students, collaborating with the amazing staff, and, of course, working closely with all Eagle families!

I would like to share some information about myself as we S.O.A.R. into a new school year. I began my teaching career at Piney Point where I taught third and fourth grades. From there, I moved to Esperanza Middle School where I taught math and then moved into an Instructional Resource position. Some of you may know me from my most recent assignment as an Assistant Principal at Great Mills High School. 

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Carver family! I look forward to meeting you and watching how high our Eagles can S.O.A.R. this year.

Warm regards,

Donna Thorstensen


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Students will receive breakfast, lunch, and take-home meals for free this year. Visit for menus and more.


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Carver staff cycling through ELL professional development with Ms. Cabrera. We learned so much about Language Development and how to reach English Language Learners.

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