Principal's Message

  • Shedrick Dukes

    Greetings Parents, Guardians and Community Members!

    We are off and soaring into another Magnificent Markham school year! I am excited about working with you. In addition to the quality education that will occur in the virtual classroom, Markham has plans to engage parents and the community through activities, such as School Advisory Council (SAC), School Advisory Forum (SAF) and the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA).

    The school theme for 2021-2022 school year is One Team, One Dream! Hellen Keller stated, “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much”. The vision of C. Robert Markham Elementary is that all students meet and exceed mastery, which is a high expectation. However, this can be accomplished through teamwork and collaboration. Our students, faculty, administration, non-instructional employees, parents and community members comprise the Markham family, and together we will work to achieve our school goals.

    As students return to face-to-face instruction please help us to keep them moving forward by following suggestions: 1) Be on time and prepared for class, 2) Follow directions and be respectful with your words, and 3) Read for at last 30 minutes every day.

    Don’t forget that we are a mandatory uniform school and all students are expected to wear tan or green pants/shorts and orange, green or white polo shirts. Our new uniform provider is Ella’s! I look forward to meeting you at our Open House on Wednesday, September 8th or at an upcoming SAC/SAF/PTA meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact me with any questions or concerns, I am more than happy to assist you.

    The entire faculty and staff are excited about serving our children and are looking forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for anything. We can be contacted by calling 754-322-6950. We are looking forward to a great year!


    Shedrick Dukes, Ed.S.