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Meet the Principal


Principal’s Corner

Hartland North Primary School is a collaborative, creative, and innovative learning community that consists of early childhood, 4K, 5K, 1st, and 2nd-grade students.  Our staff is committed to academic excellence for all of our children while nurturing the development of the whole learner. We accomplish this by providing diverse learning experiences so that all learners reach their full potential as independent, responsible, lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.


Our classrooms provide rigorous content in all subject areas, including identifying individual student strengths and needs using a data-driven, goal-setting model. Teachers in these classrooms have defined areas of academic strength and leadership. They often collaborate to share expertise and create learning opportunities that enhance their students' learning experiences.


Our school integrates the common core standards, common district assessments, and access to a wide range of technology.  In the first few weeks of school, our goal will be to build community, establish school-wide expectations and routines and work to start building a strong foundation around the character.


We have a strong literacy program using the readers’ and writers’ workshop model within our classrooms.  Our classrooms have strong reading practices with highly trained teachers, including guided reading, independent reading, reading connected to content areas and writing, small group instruction, conferencing, and other elements of the reader’s and writer’s workshop.  Aside from the core literacy curriculum, we analyze our student achievement data and implement an intervention block for kindergarten through second-grade students.  Hartland North provides a relevant and engaging curriculum in the area of math using Illustrative Mathematics, as well as, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and library. We are fortunate to have a dedicated, compassionate group of educators that truly recognize the specific needs of every child in the classroom, and our students are provided choices to fit their individual learning styles.


Aside from a wonderful and caring staff, Hartland North has a very supportive and involved parent community.  We welcome you to visit us for a tour of our school.  Hartland North is constantly evolving to better serve the students and families of our school community.


Your Partner in Education,

Heather Whelan, Principal