Mrs.  Joan  T.  Hart
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Welcome Message

Joan Hart, Principal CEMS
Joan Hart, Principal CEMS


Words cannot express how fortunate I have counted myself since I was transferred to Council Elementary/Middle School as your principal for the 2016-2017 school year.  I graduated from Council High School and have spent the majority of my adult life working at Council Elementary serving in several positions.  I consider the Council community my home and the staff, students, and community as my family.

 I firmly believe in open and meaningful communication between school and home.  My door is always open so please take the time to stop and say hello. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you during the course of the year.   I am overwhelmed by the amount of support and pride I see from our teachers, staff, students, and our newly reorganized PTO. 

It is my belief that a successful school experience is the result of a shared responsibility between the home and the school.  We firmly believe that when the home and school work together as a team, our students gain immeasurable benefits.

I am honored and humbled to be your principal.  I will continue to work hard to make the Council Elementary/Middle School experience a tremendous one.   The heart of any school begins and ends with the people who enter it every day, from the staff, to the students and finally, their families. As principal, I am continually working to build a community where each and every one of those people, when asked where they work or attend school, will respond with a sense of intense pride in stating: Council Elementary/Middle School.

Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes.  We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display “Cobra Pride!”

As the Principal of Council Elementary/Middle School, I pledge to you that our students are our number one priority.  Please know that we are here to support you and your student, and we welcome you to contact us if there is any way we can further assist you in meeting your child's needs.  


Joan Hart, Principal