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Ms. Principal Glover

An Introductory Letter from Our New K8 Principal

Dear Hanley K8 School Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Hanley K8 School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together in August. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them with a world-class learning environment.

I arrive at Hanley as a seasoned teacher and building leader.The 2023-2024 school year will mark my 19th year in education. Since graduating from the University of Charlotte, I have served communities in under-resourced schools throughout the country. The  principalship provides me with the chance to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.

My conversations with district staff and families over the last few months have brought me privileged insights into the core beliefs and values that underlie the Shelby County School District. With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Hanley K8 School, I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. We will be meeting with parents, students, and as a staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited about this coming school year and that you are out this summer playing and reading tons of books with your family and friends. It is going to be a fun year learning together. If you are near the school at all this summer, please stop by and say hello!

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2023-2024 school year.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer!


Ms. Zonja Glover
Hanley K8 School