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Superintendent's Message

Hello and welcome to our beautiful new website and to Hopewell City Public Schools! We are a very special school district dedicated to unwavering HOPE ‘til ALL of our children are WELL. We sincerely believe we are privileged to be a part of a community on the verge of transformation. Our economic development is growing, our schools are improving, our families are strengthening, industry is alive and well…and we have an incredible community spirit committed to whatever it takes to ensure that our City’s greatest resource, its children, are prepared to be successful, responsible contributing, adult citizens.

I feel so honored to have been appointed Hopewell’s Superintendent of Schools. Each and every day is a JOY! I am extremely grateful to our dedicated staff, our committed parents and families, our supportive school board and City government, our precious students and our engaged and invested community partners. As I write this greeting, I have just completed a wonderful two-day introduction to our formal strategic planning process scheduled to be initiated in early September, shortly after our teachers and students return. We are very blessed to have a school board willing to engage our City in this important process of envisioning all that our school district can become in the future. I look forward to this exciting work and encourage you to consider partnering with us in the fall. More on this later!

Thank you for your trust and confidence as we officially begin to outline a strategic transformation of this wonderful school division. In our training today we heard a special quote. “A butterfly is not a reformed caterpillar! It is transformed.” I see lots of beautiful butterflies in our future! …And I envision them flying into the sky with limitless possibilities and endless individual journeys. Much love!

Melody Hackney