Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Dawn Lewis


     My name is Dawn Lewis, and I am thrilled to be joining the Belcher family as Principal. I have had twenty-one years of experience in education, most recently serving for several years as the Assistant Principal at Bay Point Elementary. Prior to this, I worked as the Assistant Principal at both Campbell Park Elementary and Oakhurst Elementary. I am a proud graduate of St. Petersburg College with a degree in Elementary Education, I have obtained graduate degrees in both Reading Education and Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. Aside from my continued commitment to education, I am also a proud wife, mother, and Glamma!  

     It is my honor to take part int the academic growth and overall success of the students and families of Belcher Elementary.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 727-538-7437 ext. 2014


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Melissa Wolcott-Crabb



Dear Belcher Bobcat Families,

     I am delighted to introduce myself as the Assistant Principal of Belcher elementary school. With a passion for education, I am dedicated to fostering a dynamic learning environment that empowers young minds to flourish.

     One fun fact that I enjoy sharing about myself is that I am a Pinellas County native. Another is that I am proud to say that I am a product of Pinellas County schools and feel fortunate that I can give back to the community that I was raised in. My journey in education began 15 ago, where I embarked on a fulfilling career as a classroom teacher. Over the years, I have had the privilege of guiding and inspiring students through various grade levels, witnessing their growth and achievements firsthand. Through the years I have progressed and gained leadership skills, knowledge, and experience through various positions. My most recent experience was as the Assistant Principal at Brooker Creek elementary school for 3 years. 

     My commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, as the highest degree that I have earned is a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University. My master’s degree in educational leadership was earned from University of West Florida. Lastly, St. Petersburg College is where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in exceptional student education and elementary education. 

     During my off time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog. I also love relaxing at the beach. When we aren’t there, we can be found riding around in our Jeep or taking our vehicles off-road for some extreme adventures!  

     I am genuinely excited to contribute to the growth and success of Belcher elementary school, collaborating with our dedicated staff, enthusiastic students, and supportive community. I am looking forward to an amazing 2023-2024 school year! Together, I know we will shape a nurturing educational environment that prepares our students for a bright and promising future!

Dr. Wolcott-Crabb