A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Hardin-Houston Elementary!
Jenny Hahn once said, “I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”
I know your children are harboring many emotions as they anticipate the first day of school. Fear, anxiety, dread, excitement, and happiness are just a few feelings they may have. For 32 years in education, I have treasured the first day of school because I love the electricity in the air, the smiles on students’ faces, and the stories I overhear as they share their summer adventures with one another.
One of my greatest hopes for all of our students is that they will develop dreams for themselves and the future as they grow, mature, and learn. It is our job as educators and parents to help our children find their dreams and work to achieve them. The powerful words of Langston Hughes remind us how important this is, “Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” At Hardin-Houston Elementary, we pledge to teach your children the skills they need to succeed and also promote the desire to dream of something great. This is the beginning!
Sara Roseberry, Hardin-Houston Elementary Principal
2023-2024 Hardin-Houston Elementary School Building Goals
- Develop a trauma-free/positive environment in the building through implementation of PAX strategies and PBIS, striving for 100% staff participation.
- A common language and approach for writing using the Collins Writing Project will be implemented in 100% of classrooms and 100% of teachers will self-assess their progress in the implementation.
- Begin a transition to utilize Science of Reading strategies for all appropriate students so that by 2024-25, K-3 ELA teachers will all use the strategies and 4-6 ELA teachers will use the strategies for all students not reading at grade level.