Message from our new principal…
Hello Dolphin Family,
I am so excited and blessed to write to you as an official member of your wonderful school community. Doby’s Mill is a wonderful example of what can happen when school and community work together to create a collaborative learning environment to build up the whole child. I am a great believer in the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and the faculty, staff, and community of DME has proven year after year they believe that, too. It is because of this environment that has been well established by the administration before me that I am truly humbled and honored to be named your principal for the upcoming school year and beyond.
I have been blessed to know and be a part of the Camden Elementary School community over the past few years, and I look forward to making DME my new home. My husband and I moved to the Elgin area a little over six years ago to raise our children after spending several years living in the city. We love the area and Kershaw County as a whole, and I am excited to lead a school in the community I call home.
I cannot wait to officially meet everyone in the very near future and make the official move to Doby's Mill. It is my hope to develop a personal relationship with each student, family, and staff member to foster the positive “village” every child needs to be their best! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Dr. Allison Hepfner