Greetings Hickory Flat Elementary Community,
My name is Dr. Marla Surette and I am the proud Principal of Hickory Flat Elementary. The 2020-2021 school year begins my 7th year at this awesome school and I am truly grateful to continue my service to this community. My personal goal is to make Hickory Flat the best school students have ever attended, the best school teachers have ever taught in, and for parents to know that we are the best school for their child(ren)! We will continue to enhance our educational program as we provide innovative learning and teaching opportunities to students, faculty and staff that are rooted in Multiple Intelligence (MI) Theory. I will dedicate my efforts to shaping a vision of academic success for students by creating a climate of high expectations that provides outstanding educational experiences, promotes parental involvement, and cultivates leadership to equip students to meet the challenges of their future.
It is clear that our stakeholders (students, parents, family members, faculty, staff, partners, and community members) are proud to be associated with Hickory Flat Elementary. We are a school that has established a tradition of educating children in methods they most understand; recognizing that intelligence is not singular, that students are one-of-a-kind individuals with unique strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes, interests and capabilities. Working together with our dedicated faculty, staff, School Council, and the wonderful family members of our school community; we will continue to provide an excellent educational program.
I anticipate another successful year as we collaboratively work to inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare students for their own success. Your praises, suggestions, questions or concerns are always welcome!
Dr. Marla Surette