Mr. Gerry Bissinger, Principal

Dear Friends of Elizabeth Haddon School,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Elizabeth Haddon’s 103rd year educating students. As your principal, this is something I take great pride in; we have a strong tradition of positively impacting the lives of children. We hope that you had an exciting and restful summer with time spent with family and friends. A couple highlights of my summer included a trip to Greece and London as well as a trip to Washington to visit family. 

On behalf of the entire faculty we’re very excited for a new school year, which will be sure to be filled with much learning, fun, hard work, and excitement. Often people ask me “What happens at school in the summer?” Over the summer a few classrooms were moved, new teachers and educational assistants were hired, many schedules for the upcoming year were made, lots of cleaning was done, new students were welcomed, and teachers spent time setting up their rooms just right for our students to arrive on the first day of school. While we prepare for the upcoming year over the summer school isn’t quite the same without the hallways and classrooms filled with our students! I look forward to welcoming students back and hearing the “buzz” of learning happening as I visit classrooms at the start of the year.

A new year signifies a special time where students get to develop an excitement for learning, make new friendships, see old friends, develop close relationships with new teachers, learn a lot of new information, pursue new interests, and challenge themselves in new ways. We hope that this school year your child continues to develop both their social and academic skills as they continue their journey through our special school. We hope that your summer has been filled with many good things and although you may be sad to see it come in an end, know that the faculty and staff at Lizzy Haddon will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of your children. It is going to be a great school year!


Gerry Bissinger