Damon Qualls, Principal, Monaview Elementary
Teachers enjoy coming to work at Monaview Elementary School because of the positive culture Mr. Qualls has created. His ideas include staff spirit days, $100 giveaways on the 100th day of school, personalized cards, and emails that say “I appreciate you.” Even the school building has been transformed, with the addition of colorful paint, mirrors on the hallways, and Monaview Lion artwork. His emphasis on literacy has made a difference through the development of a Men Who Read program. Through open communication, teachers are moving academics forward as evidenced by the school’s Excellent Report Card rating.