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Principal's Message



It is with great pleasure to welcome back all of our wonderful 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 5th year as principal and I continue to 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 the hard work and dedication from both our students and staff. Great Job Mustangs!


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 of 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!