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Mr. Dorton

Greetings Locust Grove Elementary Family!
I am George Dorton, and I am excited to serve as your Mental Health and Wellness Facilitator!  My goal is to be a bridge builder and advocate for the mental and physical health of our students, parents, and staff.  Most of the time, you will find me walking through the hallways and visiting classrooms engaging students and staff members in an effort to create a positive culture of teaching and learning.


I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, and my master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix.  I have been working in the field of education for over 10 years, working as a consultant for dozens of schools across the USA in the area of family engagement as well as providing professional learning on Common Core Standards and high leverage instructional practices.  As a classroom teacher, my background is in Special Education, focusing on shaping behavior and providing specially designed instruction to help all students successfully access the general education curriculum. I am proud to say that in that role, I exhibited a track record of students on my caseload showing gains in the areas of behavior improvement, the ability to regulate their emotions, reading and mathematics proficiency, and standardized test scores. I believe my key to success has always been my ability to connect with my students and their families, forming a strong partnership centered around student success.  In this role, my goal is to do the same, but on a larger scale.  Positive and healthy connections are important!  Together we can work together and make LGES the best school for our scholars, where students are excited about their school environment and learning.  I look forward to us having a wonderful school year!


The room in which I am housed is called The Amygdala Reset Room. The purpose of the Amygdala Reset Room is to provide a place for students and teachers a space to breathe, move, or redirect thoughts to get out of the amygdala and back into the prefrontal cortex.


Together we will make a difference!  We are all in this together...Go Wildcats!!!