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Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary

Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary is a new, tuition-free public charter school open to all students in grade PK-3 and growing to ultimately serve grades PK-5 in Tarrant County. We strive to partner with our community and lift parent voices. Founded by leaders born and raised in Southeast Fort Worth, Rocketship Public Schools Texas strives to create a community school where children not only receive an excellent education but families get the resources they need outside of the classroom so their child can show up fully in the classroom.

Our flagship school, Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary, is located at 3520 E. Berry St., Fort Worth and offers free, bus transportation for families.

Our Principal

Shaunda Morrow is a native of Fort Worth, Texas with over 22 years’ of experience in education. Shaunda has had instrumental roles in school turnaround work that resulted in sustainable change in the performance of organizations which dramatically increased student achievement in academics and school culture and climate. Shaunda has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and an Undergraduate degree in Child and Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Science. Her educational experiences include ten years as an elementary classroom teacher and three years of experience as a middle school science classroom teacher. Shaunda transitioned from the classroom to a District Instructional Learning  Specialist where she provided leadership to ensure high standards in instructional services for all students, assisted in the effective and efficient operations in curriculum and instruction and staff development. Additionally, Shaunda was the founding team that launched Restorative Practices through the lens of Equity district wide in a district with over 100 schools. Shaunda firmly believes that the achievement gap is the direct result of the opportunity gap and once all students have equitable opportunities in education the achievement gap will be eliminated. She consults with schools all over the United States on culturally responsive pedagogy. Shaunda came to Rocketship last year as the founding Student Support Coordinator/Dean of Instruction  to become the new Principal at Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary School. Shaunda embodies our core values and has already begun the work of eliminating barriers for our Rocketeers in Fort Worth and the Texas region.

A school culture founded upon H.O.P.E.

Having Opportunities Presented Every Day in Every Way!

Key Information

Grades: PK4 to 4th grade
Address: 3520 E Berry St, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Principal: Shaunda Morrow
Office Manager: Carla Venters
Tel: 682-339-1300
Fax: 682-339-1339

Dennis Dunkins Elementary
3520 E Berry St, Fort Worth, TX, USA

High Quality, Personalized Education with Enrichment Classes in Theater Arts

Family Resources

We want our school to represent not just the possibility of the future, but also to call upon the beautiful community we have here in Stop Six. That's why we named our school after Dennis Dunkins, a pioneer in local education. His courage, passion for excellent education, dedication to our community, and belief in developing talented, diverse educators inspired our parents to choose his legacy to honor.

— Rocketship Texas Leadership Team

Our School’s Core Values

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Persistence
  • H.O.P.E



Join the Parent Organizing Committee

Are you interested in getting more involved with Dennis Dunkin’s school community? Join us for our next Parent Organizing Committee (POC) meeting where parents get to know each other, learn what local issues may be affecting their child and family, and learn new skills to help ensure parents’ voices are heard in the community. Learn more about our parent leadership work here.


Meet Our Board of Directors

The Rocketship Public Schools Texas Board of Directors is a diverse coalition of deeply respected Tarrant County community leaders seeking to expand on our existing efforts to support families with the greatest need. Our vision is to develop a network of community schools that eliminate barriers to student success by collaborating with community partners providing essential services to support student well-being and providing an excellent elementary education that meets the unique needs of every child. Bringing deep expertise in public education, community organizing, financial management, and parent engagement, the Rocketship Texas Board of Directors endeavors to establish an equitable and excellent educational environment that serves all children and raises the level of achievement across our public education system.

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