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







Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that 4 months of school have already passed!  While students are challenged daily with the expectations of Common Core Standards, it is important to make learning fun too.  That being said, students have had many different experiences during these first 4 months of school that include our monthly Citizens’ Assemblies where we recognize many students for their accomplishments as well as birthdays, Fire Prevention Month included a visit from the Hartford firefighters, Bus Safety Week presentations from one of our bus drivers, the PTA Halloween Dance/Party, Red Ribbon Week themes for living drug-free  and making good choices, Halloween and Holiday sing-a-longs with Mrs. Dougher, our annual Harvest Fest and breakfast, the annual Spud Run and Turkey Trot, the PTA Holiday Shop, Tanager Voices rehearsals and concert, Learning Club, Battle of the Books, The Hartford Star newspaper edition, first grade pumpkin decorating with Ms. Stewart, Tanager Pride parties, a presentation by Rich Morin about scuba diving and aquatic life around the world, and after school programs, just to name a few!

The New Year will bring more programs and opportunities for students.  Faculty, staff and administration continue to incorporate activities into the school day that will enhance the education of our students. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of individuals here are Hartford School!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2016 to all of our families!  Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

· January 18th – No school

· February 15-19 – No School

· March is Parents as Reading Partners Month – Wild Animals is our theme




Bethellen Mannix