Greetings Parents and Families of Hazel Grove Elementary,
My name is Fran Blackburn and I am the principal at Hazel Grove Elementary. I’m passionate about children and look forward to partnering with you to provide an engaging and high-quality elementary school experience. I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher. By working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
Before becoming principal, I was the Academic Coach at Hazel Grove for five years. Prior to that, I was assistant principal at Level Grove Elementary and Oglethorpe Elementary School for three years. My academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s in Middle School Education and a Specialist in Early Childhood Education. I also hold certificates in Leadership and Supervision and Gifted Education.
I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers. My priority, in addition to school safety, will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at Hazel Grove Elementary. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction and access to professional development. I will be reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.
Our greatest initiative will be to inspire and challenge our students with engaging experiences. I am confident, that together, we can make Hazel Grove Elementary a great place for our students to learn and grow. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.