Mark Doherty, Principal
Mark Doherty, is a long-time principal of Daphne East Elementary with over 20 years in the Baldwin County School System. In the past, he served as assistant principal at Fairhope K-1 Center, Fairhope Elementary School, Robertsdale Elementary School, and Foley Elementary School, working to establish the qualities exhibited in successful leaders. In addition to his experience as a school administrator, he taught for seven years in the Baldwin County School System; six years as a third-grade teacher, and one year developing and implementing a new Math Lab at Fairhope Elementary School.
Outside of his school life, he enjoys every minute he gets to spend with his wife, Keturah, and their daughter, Maeve.
Mr. Doherty looks forward to a great school year and is excited to see the growth Daphne East students will experience this year.
Pat Malisham - Assistant Principal
Pat Malisham is passionately serving in the role as, Assistant Principal. This is her 21st year in the field of education, but she also has other experience in the area of social services. She is a former Special Educator and Special Education Resource Consultant.
Pat completed her undergraduate studies at Troy University. She furthered her educational studies at Alabama State University and the University of South Alabama. Pat has served various schools in leadership roles as an Assistant Principal. Her experiences also led her to serve as Interim Principal at Foley Intermediate School.
Pat’s most rewarding educational experience is the daily interaction with students and supporting the faculty. She considers students to “be the heart of every educational decision”. Her leadership style and school-based decisions are solely focused on students’ educational and social advancement.
Pat’s ultimate and most fulfilling job came from serving her daughter, Tyra.
Dyeatra Todd, Assistant Principal
Dyeatra Todd, is an assistant principal of Daphne East Elementary with almost 20 years of experience in education. In the past, she has served as itinerant assistant principal at W. J. Carrol and Daphne Elementary, a math specialist for the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, assistant principal in Auburn City Schools, ESL Specialist in Tuscaloosa City Schools, and teacher in Mobile County Public Schools. Mrs. Todd is passionate about curriculum and instruction, specifically Math! Outside of her school life, she enjoys every minute she gets to spend with her husband, Jacy, and their children, Raegan and Carter.
Mrs. Todd is excited about seeing the amazing changes that always come with a new school year!