Dondre Francis

Dondre Francis

Physical Education Teacher | Snow Lions Assistant Teacher

 Dondre joined Middle Way in 2019 as a classroom assistant and has helped develop the school as we have grown. He is now leading our new Physical Education program, where he will focus on the importance of PE to develop the strength within our bodies, different aspects of team building and bonding, and respect within our community. Dondre will continue to support the 5 and 6 year-olds in the Snow Lions class every morning. Dondre is beloved by students, staff, and families alike for his talents as an educator and his super positive energy. We feel very lucky to have him on staff and can’t wait to see what he will do with our new PE specialty. 

I have been working with children since I was one myself at summer/basketball camps, helping with community events, and working at the Saugerties Boys and Girls Club. After graduating from Saugerties High School, I received my associate’s degree at SUNY Ulster Community College. I am now pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. 

When I am not playing basketball or engaged in other local activities, I am trying to spread love and positive energy. I am committed to educating students, colleagues, families and the community by establishing strong connections with all. These connections are what bring me happiness. In my leisure time, I enjoy meditating, traveling, eating delicious foods, and spending quality time with my wonderful family. 

I am thrilled to be continuing this cheerful journey at Middle Way with Rachel and the Snow Lions, and am excited to develop a Physical Education program for the students. Middle Way School is my home base and I love it!