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Principal's Message



It is with great pleasure to welcome back all of our beautiful mustangs and extend a warm Hardy hug to our new mustang family members. My name is Shante Denson, and I'm the proud principal of Hardy Elementary School. I am entering my 8th year as principal and remain honored to serve the students and staff of this wonderful community. The legacy of academic excellence at Hardy Elementary continues to thrive within the classrooms of this great learning environment. Our teachers are creative and strive for excellence by incorporating academic rigor, collaborative learning spaces, and helping our students to discover their unique gifts and talents. I am delighted to announce that we continue to remain fully accredited by the state of Virginia in all academic areas. We are proud of our students and staff's hard work and dedication.

We look forward to spending the last school year in our current building as we prepare for our state-of-the-art new school! Great Job, Mustangs! I appreciate your support, and Welcome Back!


My goal as your principal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to experience authentic learning in a safe and supportive environment. The students, faculty, parents, and community of Hardy Elementary are all important ingredients in the recipe for student success. Our theme this year is building relationships with our students and families. As quoted by Dr. James P. Comer, "No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship." 

Have a GREAT school year Mustangs!