Greetings Hallinan Families,
My name is Melissa Griffiths and I am so excited to introduce myself as the principal of Hallinan Elementary. I am honored to be a member of the Hallinan family, which is known for its compassionate, creative, hard-working staff; supportive, generous, kind parents; and smart, funny, friendly students! Hallinan is dedicated to excellence, but more importantly, to children.
Education is my passion. I believe that all students can learn; and I aspire to a school culture and educational programs conducive to student learning and development. The Hallinan staff spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We celebrate their successes, small and large. As a team we encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. This is how we create a culture of excellence here at Hallinan.
As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Hallinan. And, of course I am here to support you and your children to navigate any aspect of the school to ensure your children have the best possible experiences while at Hallinan.
Looking forward to another amazing year!