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Dr. Michelle Hope

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  I am honored to serve as the new Principal for Shelby Oaks Elementary. I know that this will be a wonderful year and look forward to working closely with our dedicated and talented staff in our efforts to do whatever it takes to advance the achievement of all our students. Working together, I am confident that we will continue to provide our students with a rigorous and engaging school experience. Shelby Oaks is a truly special and unique community! 

My initial goals are as follows:

1. Continue to challenge our students and staff to reach for the stars. 

2. Make positive and personal connections with our students and their families, our wonderful staff, and the wider community. 

3. Promote student engagement inside and outside of the classroom. 

These goals are rooted in a desire to build a strong school culture and encourage unwavering instructional leadership so that we can move every student each day towards their own personal success goals. Successful schools have very regular communication, and strong community and parent partnerships and, as such, I greatly value the feedback from our families and community. Please feel free to contact me at the school, or via email, at any time! We are in this together! We have all heard the old African proverb that states that “It takes a village;” as my partner in learning, thank you in advance for allowing me to be a part of the village that will move our students towards excellence.

The elementary school years are an important and critical time for students; what happens during these years will have a lasting impression on their growth and development. I am confident that our school will continue to be a place where our students can learn and grow both academically and socially.  

Please feel free to stop in and say hello; my door is always open and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. 

Yours in service, 

Dr. Michelle Hope