We Are Dever Determined!

 Every Child. Every Minute. Every Day.

We do whatever it takes to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Principal’s Page

Greetings Dever Families,

I am so glad you and your child are a part of the Dever Community.

Our partnership is essential as we prepare all our students to be college and career ready and I thank you for that. That being said, I wanted to let you know about changes for next year. As you may know, Dever Elementary School has recently been returned to Dr. Chang, the superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). This shift, after a three year partnership with Blueprint Schools Network, will not disrupt what you love about the Dever. Many things will remain the same including: much of the staff, the great customer service, the focus on college and career readiness, our core values, many of the same after school family events, the same principal, and many others.

However, there will be some changes too. Some of these changes will include: more emphasis on the arts, project based learning, more culturally infused lessons, a more inclusive special education model, and other changes that we will continue to communicate.

Lastly, you can be proud of the progress that the students are making at the Dever. Our younger students are making great progress with their reading and math while our upper grade students are outperforming their peers in other schools around the state and country. For more information about the Dever please visit the other areas of our website!


Dr. Todd Fishburn

Dr. Fishburn
Executive Principal, Dever Elementary School

We are Dever Determined!