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Mr. Dorton


 Greetings Locust Grove ES Family,


I am Mr. Dorton and I am your Mental Health and Wellness Facilitator.  This is a newly created position that allows me to:

  1. Play a part in building a positive, safe environment in the minds, attitudes, and actions of the entire school community.
  2. Serve as a bridge builder and an advocate for the mental health of the students, parents, and staff.
  3. Develop a positive culture of learning here at Locust Grove Elementary that permeates into our families and reaches into our community.
  4. Provide support for the social and emotional well-being of students, parents, and staff.


Locust Grove Elementary School is taking intentional steps towards creating an environment that promotes positive social and emotional wellbeing for students, staff, administrators, and community members. One of those steps includes the creation of The Amygdala Reset Room. The purpose of the Amygdala Reset Room is to provide a place for students, teachers, and community members a space to breath, 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!!!