Principal's Message

  •  Shedrick Dukes

    Greetings Parents, Guardians and Community Members!

    Welcome to what we expect to be a great year at C. Robert Markham Elementary. It is an honor and privilege to return as your principal. I am excited to be working with our Markham family.

    Our theme for this year is: “Soaring To: Success”

    Our focus will be to increase student’s background knowledge through a diversity of experiences, culturally responsive instruction and personalized learning.

    Markham Elementary is fortunate to offer a technology and global communications magnet program that prepares students to be leaders through exposure to world class 21st century learning opportunities. In addition, we have been awarded the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant, School Improvement Grant (SIG) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. These grants provide financial aid for our initiatives to improve student success through academic support, teacher training and instructional bonuses.

    I know that for our students to succeed, it will take a team effort. We will continue to expand opportunities for parents to get involved in our school through family nights, community events, and parent education classes. I invite parents to become members of our PTA or volunteer at our school, if your schedule permits. You can apply to volunteer online at

    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.