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Carrie Abrams

Dear HNES Families,

I am so excited to introduce myself as your principal at Howard Norman Elementary! I am entering my twentieth year in education and could not think of a more welcoming and supportive place to be. 

At HNES we view all stakeholders as leaders and find value in determining everyone's strengths and contributions to the school community.  This year we will continue embedding The Seven Habits of the Leader in Me philosophy. We hope that our students will use phrases like “being proactive” and “putting first things first” both in the classroom as well as when they are problem solving outside of school.  Our teachers will be embedding these habits into our core content lessons daily as we work together to develop each individual leader.

Not only am I excited to continue working with your students, but I also look forward to working with parents and grandparents who are helping daily to support and guide the children outside of school.  I am excited to celebrate the growth of each child and share in any challenges that they may face throughout the school year.

Please reach out as needed by calling the school or sending me an e-mail. It is my true belief that our students are the most successful when we are all working together to meet their needs.


Carrie Abrams

Principal - Howard Norman Elementary