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Hunter Elementary School

Principal's Message

Mrs. Trusdell

Hello Hunter Families! 

The Hunter staff and I are excited to welcome our students for the 2019-2020 school year!  If you are new to Hunter, welcome! If you are returning, welcome back! We have a caring, compassionate staff who do everything they can to make sure every student succeeds.  This year we are in year two of building-wide PBIS implementation. Your students will be earning Cats Cash for meeting the school-wide expectations of being Safe, Respectful, Responsible.  This Cats Cash will be used to earn various incentives including quarterly celebrations. We are going to continue to focus on the positive as we make Hunter the best place it can be to learn and grow together.  

I am personally looking forward to my second year as Hunter principal.  Prior to coming to Franklin, I lived in the Washington D.C. area where I was an elementary Principal and Assistant Principal for Falls Church City Public Schools.  However, I began my career in Hamilton where I taught 8th grade Math at Garfield Middle School and served as the Dean of Students for Highland Elementary. I value these two very different experiences and feel that they have taught me a lot to prepare me to positively impact the Hunter community.  

I believe that success in school stems from a strong relationship between families and the school system, so if there is anything you need please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I am looking forward to a fantastic year!  

Erin Truesdell