Welcome to the Hardy!
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kate Peretz and I am Hardy’s principal. I have been in education for more than 20 years as a teacher and building administrator. 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. 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. This involves maintaining a program that is designed to provide instruction and guidance to all students in order to achieve at high levels, allow for creative expression, and keeps in mind a healthy social-emotional balance for all.
This is my second year at Hardy and I learned so much about this wonderful community in my first year. Working with families was critical during this time of great growth. During the 2018-2019 school year we added a whole new wing on to our building, planned and built one playground, and planned for one more playground. The Chandler Street playground will be installed during the fall of 2019. I look forward to all the wonderful things the next year will bring and I hope I will see you at many of our open meetings, including School Council, PTO, and our Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG).
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All My Best,