5th Grade Families,
Our goal with the Elevate 6 program is for each of our students to experience a positive transition from Elementary School to Middle School. This transition is the first step toward ensuring a successful Upper School experience and seeing our young people grow. We are grateful for the positive feedback we have received regarding our new program and we are excited as we see the pieces come together to make this plan a reality.
A major part of that plan is having a dedicated leader that will ensure that the mission of Hartfield and the 6 Core Areas of Emphasis will be integrated into Elevate 6 on a daily basis.
I am excited to share that Craig Bowman has agreed to join the Hartfield family and lead this program beginning in August of 2019. Craig is coming to Hartfield after serving four years at Canton Academy, with the last two years in the roles of Elementary Principal and Head Football Coach. Craig has been a teacher and coach for over 15 years and has extensive experience with middle school students. Most importantly, Craig has a calling to influence students to give their best in every aspect of their life. This includes a firm understanding and desire to shape each of our young people into purposeful and prepared followers of Christ.
Craig’s addition to Hartfield includes the investment and encouragement of his entire family. Along with his two young sons coming to Elementary school, I am pleased to share that Craig will be joined on our staff by his wife, Claire. Claire has spent the past eight years as a faculty member at First Presbyterian Day School and will be a valuable addition to our Elementary team. Additionally, Craig will be a part of leading our Varsity football team.
Please join me in welcoming the Bowman family to Hartfield. I am blessed to see the positive ways God is moving in and among our school on a daily basis. My anticipation is that the Elevate 6 program will be yet another way that our students grow and learn in an environment that directs them toward fulfilling their God-given purpose. We are looking forward to a time later this Spring where we can introduce our entire Elevate 6 staff and have a more personal introduction for our students and family to the program.
Paul closes the book of Hebrews by asking God to “Equip each of the saints with everything good for doing His will…to work in each of us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus.” This is our Elevate 6 theme verse. It is our prayer for each of our upcoming 6th graders, and for every one of our students.
Thank you for trusting us as we join you in leading, teaching, and guiding our students toward fulfilling all that God has for them.
Head of School