Welcome to Hafen Elementary

Dear Hafen Scorpions and Scorpion keepers,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am so excited to start this year as Hafen’s

Principal. While this will be my first year as a principal, I have served as an administrator in the

state of Nevada as an Assistant Principal, Math Coordinator, and Dean of Students. I was a

classroom teacher for 12 years, teaching middle school math and first grade, as well as special

education at the high school level.

I was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. In 1998 I moved to Nevada where I

graduated from Basic High School in Henderson. I then went on to get my bachelor’s degree at

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I began my teaching career. My wife and I moved

north to help out family where I earned my master’s in educational leadership at University of

Nevada, Reno. In 2018 we had the opportunity to return to Pahrump, where we live today.

I am excited and honored to start this journey with you. It is our vision here at Hafen

Elementary that we do what is best for our students every day. I am proud of the work I have

seen done so far to grow our students to be life-long learners, that success is the number one

priority here at Hafen. Everyday our teachers and staff push students to excel both academically

and emotionally. Every person matters who interacts with Hafen Elementary and is treated with


It takes a community effort to raise a child and we all depend on each other to make that

happen. I truly value a team-oriented approach. If you have a question, concern, idea, or

suggestion, please reach out via email at dmapp@nyeschools.org or by calling at 751-4688.


Dubb Mapp