Bess Maxwell Elementary

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Mr. Dan Cartwright

Phone: 707.464.0310


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Mr. Dan Cartwright

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to welcome you to Bess Maxwell School- Home of the Dolphins! Bess is a unique community school that serves nearly 300 students from Preschool through 5th grade. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and relationship building here at Bess Maxwell. We encourage parents to attend our many awards assemblies, family nights music performances and community events that help make Bess a great place to be!

Having held previous positions as a teacher, school counselor and now as principal, I look forward to my fourth year as Bess Maxwell Principal and 12th year overall as a k-12 educator. In those twelve years, I have had the pleasure to work with many educators, students and parents and can say wiothout hesitation that Bess Maxwell has some of the best students, staff and families that I have worked with. And, I am excited to build new relationships this year with students, parents and the community. My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to get to know you better.


Thank you,


Dan Cartwright

Principal, Bess Maxwell


(707) 464-0310