Welcome To The 2023-2024 School Year

Dear Families and Students,

Welcome to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy your summer and get energized for the exciting learning and fun ahead.

I am so honored to work with the caring families, supportive educators, and this welcoming community of Bennington. We will make memories that last a lifetime, build extraordinary educational opportunities for each student, and grow together.

At Pierce, we do what is best for kids and emphasize academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning, to continue to achieve our mission and vision. This will be my first year as principal at Pierce School, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know each of you and engage in the educational process together. For details, see my principal entry plan here.

The elementary school years are the foundation of student development, and I look forward to partnering with you to make this year successful. I am a lifelong educator who brings a commitment to students and families with a love of learning, problem-solving, and a passion for rigor. I look forward to building lasting relationships with every member of the Pierce School community.

Please say hello and introduce yourself in the coming days and weeks ahead and do feel free to contact me via email: ahansen@conval.edu or by phone (603) 588-2131 if you want to speak more. Let’s work together to give our students the best education possible.


Alisha Hansen-Proulx Pierce School Principal