Argyle Elementary School


Phone: (904) 336-1075


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education, Educational Leadership

Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University

“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”  -Rita Pierson 

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Dimitra Mainer

Welcome to Argyle Elementary School!

I am honored to serve as the proud principal of Argyle Elementary. Working alongside our amazing teachers and staff has been very rewarding! The partnership between our stakeholders and the school is what makes AES an amazing place to learn and work.

I was a 6th grader teacher whose main love was math and science at Charle E. Bennett Elementary. This love for science and math afforded me the opportunity to become a STEM resource teacher as well. After CEB, I was selected to serve as Assistant Principal at Grove Park, RideOut and then return to Charles E. Bennett. I believe my work at Bennett was most profound as I grew tremendously as a leader at this turnaround school. My desire to see all students achieve high levels of academic success has driven my work as a Clay County educator. 

A part of our school mission is ensure that every student receives instruction that meets their individual academic needs in a safe and supportive environment. Here at Argyle, we take pride in our interactions with students and families. Building positive relationships with all AES students, families and staff is of utmost importance to me. I am available to answer any question or address any concern. Feel free is email or call me. Communication is key!

Speaking of partnerships, it is our job to focus on teaching and learning. We are unable to do that without your support. You can help us by making sure students arrive to school on time, every day. Our school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 2:42. Please make all efforts to schedule any student appointments before or after school to ensure that your child receives a full day of instruction.

We need you! Reach out to your child’s teacher about ways you can support. Our students benefit from reading with you each night. You can ask probing questions about the day’s events. Become a member of our SAC committee. We are also looking for individuals to start a parent led organization on campus. Join us on this educational journey!

As we learn together this year, please make sure to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher. She/he will always be your first contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Parents and teachers working together will increase your child’s success, while also serving as a great model for students as to how to work effectively as a team.

Remember…The way of the Pioneer is ALWAYS through.

Dimitra Marcia Mainer, Principal

Phone: (904) 336-1075


Assistant Principal, Shannon Neese