Hardy Elementary School

Principal's Welcome

Kate Peretz, Principal

Kate Peretz
Email: kperetz@arlington.k12.ma.us
Phone: 781-316-3783

Welcome to the Hardy Elementary School!

The 2018-2019 school year will be my first year as the principal at Hardy, and I am honored and excited to serve in this role. I have been in education for more than 20 years as a teacher and building administrator, and I value a collective leadership model that truly embraces the ideas and perspectives of teachers, students, and families.

Teacher leadership is especially important to me and I strive to support teachers in doing what
they do best in order to meet the needs of our students. At Hardy, this means supporting the continuation of an inclusive and culturally responsible environment designed to provide instruction
and guidance to all students in order to achieve at high levels, express ourselves creatively, and maintain a healthy social-emotional balance.

If you have been a member of the Hardy community for many years, I look forward to meeting you and learning from you as the year moves along. If you are just beginning your journey at Hardy, I
look forward to taking these first steps with you! What I know about Hardy already is this is a community of learners that truly lives the school’s core values. At Hardy, the faculty believes that students should develop a sense of caring, confidence and being conscientious. These are
values that we will strive to maintain in our school culture and will keep at the forefront of our work
all year.

To read current and past newsletters, please visit Principal's Newsletters. To sign-up for principal emails and other communications from the Hardy School, please visit the Stay Informed page.
I will be sending out invitations periodically for times to meet and get to know each other better
over coffee and cookies. I hope to see you soon!


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