Elementary Principal/

Special Education Chairperson 


Mrs. Bethellen Mannix

Elementary Principal
Special Education Chairperson

Brief Biography

A graduate of South Glens Falls High School, I attended ACC and graduated with a B.S.E. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland. I received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Plattsburgh State University and K-12 Health Education Certification from New York State. I hold SAS and SDA certificates in administration which I pursued through Plattsburgh State University.

This is my 25th year in education, 14 of them teaching, and I believe learning never stops. I strongly support professional growth and often attend seminars, conferences, workshops and read educational material in order to provide our students with the best possible education. I truly enjoy the educational field and am pleased to have the opportunity to provide your child/children with a positive school experience.

My husband is a native of Glens Falls and we have two wonderful children, Rachel Beth (11) and Patrick (9), who keep us very busy!


Family Involvement:  A Key Ingredient in Childrens' Success

"Parental Involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake, it makes it complete and oh, so sweet!"  -Author Unknown







March-April 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

It is hard to believe we have already celebrated the 100th Day of School!  The year is going quickly and students are working hard to meet Common Core Standards.  Your time and support at home assisting your child/children is greatly appreciated.  Working together, I am confident that our students will continue to rise to meet higher expectations.

Beyond the academics, our elementary students are enjoying some after school clubs and activities in addition to special activities within the school day.  Thank you to everyone who attended our Parents' Breakfast in February and to PTA and Hartford Staff for supplying parents with delicious breakfast treats!  March is Parents as Reading Partners Month (PARP) - our theme is "Wild About Reading!"  Many families participated in Family Fun Night activities on March 9th that coincided with PARP Month.  It was a fun-filled evening and great to see so many families here participating together!  Thank you to our PARP Committee and volunteers who made this night such a success.

Congratulations to our 4th, 5th and 6th graders who participated in "Battle of the Books" on March 14th at Skidmore College.  Many schools participated and our 5th and 6th graders brought home the Gold!!  All of the students should be recognized for reading 10 books since October and remembering little details about each book in order to answer many difficult questions during the "Battle."  I am proud of our students and their dedication to reading!

Some important upcoming activities and events include:

  • March 24:   Annual Talent Show starting at 7:00pm
  • March 28:   NO SCHOOL (unused snow day)
  • April 5-7:    ELA State Assessments for grades 3-8
  • April 13-15: Math State Assessments for grades 3-8
  • April 20:     Grades 4-8 Local Spelling Bee
  • April 25-29: Spring Vacation
  • May 2:        NO SCHOOL (unused snow day)
  • May 17:      Budget Vote and Night of the Arts
  • May 25:      Grade 4 Science Performance Test
  • May 26:      Tanager Voices and Grade 5 Band Concert at 6:00pm
  • May 27:      NO SCHOOL (unused snow day)
  • May 30:      NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
  • June 6:       Grade 4 Written Science Assessment
  • June 20-23: Dismissal at 11:30 K-6
  • June 21:      Last day of Pre-K
  • June 23:      Last day of classes K-6
  • June 24:      High School Graduation at 7:00pm
Thank you again for your support outside of the classroom.  I look forward to our continued partnership between home and school.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  I can be reached at 632-5222 x120 or via e-mail at bmannix@hartfordcsd.org.
Bethellen C. Mannix