Welcome New Principal Dana Pallaria

Welcome to New Horizons Elementary School's New Principal Dana Pallaria
Posted on 06/07/2019
New Principal

Welcome Dana Pallaria New Horizons Elementary New Principal

Please see below for a message from our new Principal:

Dear Parents,

I would like to introduce myself as the new Principal of New Horizons Elementary School. I will officially begin my position as of July 1st, 2019. I am currently the Assistant Principal at Grassy Waters Elementary School and have held my position for five years. I have an undergraduate degree in English and Elementary Education, a masters degree in Special Education and and Educational Leadership degree from Florida Atlantic University. I began my career in New York teaching in the inner city of Syracuse. I relocated to Florida with my family and continued teaching at Jerry Thomas Elementary School for twelve years. I pursued my leadership degree while I worked as the Exceptional Student Education coordinator at Jerry Thomas Elementary and the Learning Team Facilitator, Math, and Science Coach at Berkshire Elementary School. In addition, I have been the athletic coach for volleyball and track at Jupiter High School and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts. I have two children that attended Palm Beach County Schools and both have graduated and are going to college.

It is an honor and priviledge to be the Principal of New Horizons Elementary School. I look forward to continuing to enhance the International Spanish Academy and maintaining the "A" school rating. I plan to continue the existing educational programs that are currently improving student achievement at NHES. I am excited to foster positive partnerships with families and all stakeholders within the Village of Wellington. I will ensure that all students have access to top-notch programs and are provided with a collaborative multicultural environment that develops life-long learners prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

I will be hosting a "Meet the Principal" on August 1st, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 at New Horizons Elementary School in the Media Center. I look forward to meeting as many families as I can on that day. 

Thank you and I wish everyone a fantastic and enjoyable summer with their families. 


Dana Pallaria
Principal New Horizons Elementary School