* Ms. Leon is enthusiastic & passionate about teaching and working with a new group of students each year. She always likes to be one step ahead of the game and learn from the lovely people that surround her at HPE.
* Personality Traits: generous, kind, friendly, and compassionate.
* Favorite Quote: ”We are all kings, all poets, all musicians, we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there”. –Henry Miller
* For 17 of those 22 years, she lead the after school Chorus program which she really enjoyed. Ms. Manah loves music and singing a great deal. She has been doing after school tutoring the past few years.
* Personality Traits: kind, patient, understanding, dedicated, and caring
* Favorite Quote:
Favorite Children’s Book: The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
* This is Mrs. Bliss 21st year of teaching at HPE!
* Mrs. Bliss is our Head Teacher which means she fills in for Ms. Luke in the office when she is off-campus for meetings. She appreciates the opportunity to work with students and their families. Mrs. Bliss is also our Technology Lead (creating our school’s website), ASB Coordinator, School Site Council Secretary, and plans our annual intermediate science camp field trip.
* Personality Traits: funny, patient, creative, and sarcastic
* This is Mrs. Bull’s 4th year of teaching at HPE.
* She has experience in grades 1st-3rd in a Special Day Classroom.
* Mrs. Bull enjoys communicating teacher input to the PTO, helping to organize the Winter Program, participating in our School Site Council, and being a member of our school’s crisis team. Mrs. Bull enjoys each of the roles she has at HPE because they allow her to interact with different groups of people that are important to the school body and community (parents, teachers, students, etc.).
* Mrs. Kennedy was a local professional artist for twenty-five years while serving as a substitute teacher and teaching artist (art-on-a-cart style) for the district before becoming a special education teacher. She has taught for five years in this capacity. This is her 3rd year here at HPE.
* She has experience in grades Kindergarten through Eighth.