Principal's Message

Welcome to Donlin Drive Elementary School!

My name is Heather Silvia and I have spent the last 20 years working with children and adults in multiple capacities. My classroom teaching experience began in the Syracuse City School District, where I served students and families for nearly a decade. There were a few years I was home with my own children, now a college student at the University of Limerick, Ireland and high school junior at West Genesee High School, Camillus.  Upon returning to the classroom, I taught in Skaneateles Central School District and West Genesee Central School District. The next nine years I served West Genesee as a District-Wide Instructional Coach for teachers in grades K-5.  Additionally, I have worked as an educational consultant for other private and public schools, working with families, teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators that work with children ranging in grades K-12.

DDE, as we fondly refer to ourselves, is a place where students come to learn, grow, laugh and connect. Donlin Drive Staff Members are superior in every way. Their ability to instruct the whole child is superb.

We provide high quality, research-based instruction based on New York Common Core Standards in every single classroom. Individual needs are taken into account and instruction is designed to ensure student learning is maximized.

Additionally we offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities that enable any child to find his/her place. Clubs that include running, intermural sports, chess, dance, rocket building, and additional academic support make DDE an exciting place to learn. Our dancers demonstrate their yearly work at an end-of-year recital at Liverpool High School and it is a show that no parent or grandparent will ever forget.

DDE is a wonderful place for children and their families! Welcome to DDE and welcome home!

Together we are a family that makes a difference!
Heather Silvia