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Dawn Armstrong, Principal


It is with great pleasure and excitement that I serve the Pearson's Corner community as principal for your childís education. Although I am originally from Pennsylvania, I have called Hanover County my home for the past 23 years.  It is here that Iíve had the good fortune to meet my husband, raise a family and develop close friendships. These past eleven years at Pearsonís Corner have strengthened both my professional and personal relationships to support our community.  I am looking forward to a year filled with memorable moments at Pearson's Corner Elementary. 

As we cultivate the young minds at P.C.E.S., we focus on enriching your childís academic journey with a global perspective.  Our Panther Core Traits program helps our students fill their personal tool box with strategies needed as a responsible, productive citizen in our society.  We are fortunate to have motivated students, excited about learning, families that provide an enormous amount of support and a highly qualified, seasoned staff to provide excellent instruction.  Please join us and stay connected by joining the P.T.A. ( , as well as our many other communication tools such as the Hanover County Public Schools eMail connection.  ( At any time, if I can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Veronica Pitts, Assistant Principal


Welcome to Pearsonís Corner Elementary School, home of Paw Power!  It is my sincere privilege to serve the students, faculty, and community of Pearsonís Corner.  We have a duty to ďCultivate Young MindsĒ by creating an equitable, child centered school community that provides excellence in education for life-long learning.  I look forward to preserving existing, rich academic traditions while enhancing current ones.

I am a native of Hampton, Virginia.  I started in the field of education in 1993 upon completion of my undergraduate experience at James Madison University.  I earned my Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University in 1998 and have served in administration since 2002.  I have served the students and families in Hanover County for almost ten years as assistant principal at Elmont Elementary School and, presently, Pearsonís Corner Elementary School! 

Parents, thank you for sharing your most precious gift with us - - your children!  SOL scores certainly do not encapsulate all that we do here at Pearsonís Corner so please stop by and take a look for yourself at all of the great things that we have going on here. It is going to be another dynamic year!  I look forward to working with you and your children.  If I can ever be of any assistance at all, please donít hesitate to reach out to me at or call me at (804)723-3660. 

Have a GREAT school year!



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