Principal's Message

Dear Husky Families,
Welcome to a new school year! We are very excited to begin a year of working together to provide a safe and engaging environment for your child. This year is a homecoming for Mr. Williams, as he is excited to return to Hillcrest as Principal!   Mr. Ridenour is returning as Assistant Principal and Mrs. Melissa Desmond is the newest Assistant Principal (AP), joining our team, transferring from the Special Education Coordinator Position. We are thrilled to be working with such talented staff and dedicated families and are committed to ensuring our students work to achieve their best so when they leave HES, they will be on their way to being college and career-ready.
Our staff will continue their ongoing commitment to increasing student academic achievement as we implement the processes and practices of Common Core State Standards. Our many exciting academic programs; including Young Scholars program, Extended Learning Program, etc. are additional examples of ways we are intentional about providing enrichment and support for students in reading and math. We are also looking toward working more closely with our counterparts at the middle and high school level in order to help our students be successful and life-long learners.
We continue to hold our HES students to the high standards of character that include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our students learn these pillars of character through instruction and guidance provided by our staff and each of you. Thank you for the continued support, guidance and modeling of these important character traits.
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Karl Williams                                              John Ridenour                                          Melissa Desmond
Principal                                                Assistant Principal                                  Assistant Principal