• Principal Nadine Dargan


    I've been a part of the Poughkeepsie City School District family for 24 years.  My educational journey began as a classroom teacher in 1994. I've served as an assistant principal for the Poughkeepsie Middle School, principal for Smith, Columbus, Warring, and now Morse School. I pride myself on community and family engagement.  As principal at Morse, I believe that every child can learn. It’s a matter of planning and dedication that determines the level of success. I'm pursuing my doctorate degree in educational leadership and my lifelong dream is to someday lead an entire district!

    I live by the words of my all time favorite author, poet and all around phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou:

    "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. People will never forget how you made them feel."

    When you make someone feel value-added, they will always appreciate you for being you!

    I look forward to a great a year with all of you.