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Welcome to Pioneer Elementary!


Pioneer Elementary

Mrs. Donna Gatlin, Principal

1425 First Street    |    Graham, TX  76450
Phone:  940.549.2442
Fax:      940.549.2460


On behalf of the faculty and staff of Pioneer Elementary, I am pleased t welcome you to the Pioneer Elementary website. The Graham ISD vision is: Graham ISD, Excellence in All We Do. At Pioneer our vision is: Pioneer Elementary, Where Excellence Begins! We believe that a strong early childhood education program lays the foundation for a child’s entire educational experience. At Pioneer we will love, nuture, and engage your children in activities that will meet their social-emotional needs, develop communication skills,  and foster early academic success. 

Pioneer Elementary currently serves approximately 260 students in half-day Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten. In 2020-21 we began a partnership with our local Head Start to broaden, strengthen, and align early childhood education opportunities for 3 year olds in Graham. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your kids. I look forward to meeting each one of you!


Donna Gatlin

Principal, Pioneer Elementary


B.S. Tarleton State University‚Äč

M.Ed in Counseling, Midwestern State University

Principal Certification/Educational Leadership, Lamar University