Nathan Hale Primary School

Principal's Message


Principal - Mrs. Bridget Gainer

Hello Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Nathan Hale Primary School. On the behalf of the staff here at Nathan Hale, I would like to thank you for trusting us with education of your child. Not only to we work hard at teaching students academics, but we work hard at developing their social emotional skills as well.
I look forward to watching your child grow academically, socially and emotionally at Nathan Hale!


Bridget Gainer

Assistant Principal - Ms. Alicia Barnes


"The principal is the rudder of the ship, steering, providing direction, leadership, guidance. The principal needs to allow people to be creative and grow." – Baruti K. Kafele

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at the Nathan Hale Primary. I am excited to be returning for a second year as the Assistant Principal.

Nathan Hale has grown tremendously over the last year and I am eager to make sure we continue to move forward. This year we will continue to provide a positive safe learning environment that motivates our students to push themselves to their greatest potential. I plan to work with parents, teachers, and community members to ensure that we intellectually challenge our students to become critical thinkers, inspire them to push past their fears, and teach them to support one another so that they can become leaders of their generation. It will be a great year!

Please feel free to contact me. I am open to hearing from you so that we make sure we are doing what’s best for our students.


Alicia Barnes

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