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 23rd 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 and Patrick, 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








Winter/Spring 2014


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.  Students are definitely being taught at a higher level this year and students are learning on a deeper level.  I am sure you have noticed your child/childen needing additional support with homework to fully understand new concepts.  Your time and support at home are greatly appreciated.  Working together, I am confident that our students will rise to meet these 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 recent Parents' Breakfast and to PTA for supplying parents with delicious breakfast treats!  Each month, we have a Citizens’ Assembly to recognize as many students as possible.  I am glad some parents were also able to join us for our Citizens' Assembly on the day of Parents' Breakfast. In addition, two Tanager Pride parties have already occured this year - one in November and the other in February. These parties celebrate students who display positive behavior daily and are “bucket fillers!”  Please ask your child about being a bucket filler….it is a nice way of reminding students that everyone has feelings and when we make others feel good, we  make ourselves feel good too! 



Some important upcoming activites and events include:


  • March is Parents as Reading Partners Month (PARP) - our theme is "Reading is our Thing!"
  • March 7th - PTA Movie Night starting at 6:30
  • March 10th - Battle of the Books competition at SUNY Adirondack for our participating 4th and 6th graders
  • April 1-3  ELA State Assessments for grades 3-8
  • April 4th - Annual Talent Show starting at 6:30
  • April 14-21 - Spring Vacation
  • April 30-May 2  Math State Testing for grades 3-8
  • Grades 4-8 Spelling Bee - Date TBD
  • May 20th - School Budget Vote
  • May 26th - No School Memorial Day
  • May 27th - Kindergarten Round-Up for all 2014-15 Kindergartners
  • May 28th - Grade 4 Science Performance State Assessment
  • June 1st - PTA sponsored Family Fun Day
  • June 2nd - Grade 4 Written Science State Assessment
  • June 13th - Elementary Awards Ceremony (Academic Awards at 9:00 and Special Area Awards at 1:00)
  • June 23rd - Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at 9:00
  • June 24th - Pre-K Graduation at 1:00
  • June 25th - Kindergarten Graduation at 9:00
  • June 23-26 - Dismissal at 11:30
  • June 26th -  Last day of classes
  • June 27th - High School Graduation at 7:00pm


The curriculum our teachers must follow is new to everyone and we appreciate your continued support at home and your understanding that student expectations are higher than in the past.  Hartford School employs wonderful faculty and staff members who are diligently working to provide all students with a solid foundation for success.  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.orgI look forward to a continued partnership between home and school.



Bethellen C. Mannix