Welcome to Lincoln Elementary School, home of the Leopards! Lincoln is an AdvancED ® accredited public school that houses approximately 475 students in grades kindergarten through fifth.
Dear Families,
Welcome to Lincoln Elementary!  As the principal, I feel very lucky to call Lincoln my second home.  We have a wonderful staff that always puts students first, we have supportive families, and we have a great group of students.  We truly are a school family.   
I am so excited to begin my second year at Lincoln.  Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught in the School City of Hobart for 13 years.  All my life I wanted to work with children and help them grow and learn.  I spent many days as a young child playing school.  I, of course, was always the teacher.  Through my years of teaching, I have taught preschool, a second/third multiage class, first grade, and both half-day and full-day kindergarten.  One of my favorite parts of teaching was continually revising the curriculum in order to meet the students' needs.  I love that every year is a fresh start, and no day is ever the same as the day before.  The world of education is never boring! 
I grew up in Crown Point, where I also currently live with my husband and two daughters.  I graduated from Crown Point High School.  I attended Purdue University Calumet and received an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with a Kindergarten Endorsement.  I also hold a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. 
I want the very best for the Lincoln students.  I believe that all children can achieve success with appropriate support - and should always feel successful as they learn and grow.  Education is a group effort between the school and home, and communication is essential.  Please let me know how I can help you at any time.  You may contact me at 374-3602, or contact me at mwalley@hanover.k12.in.us and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  I look forward to hearing from you. 
Mrs. Melissa Walley
Principal, Lincoln Elementary            


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  • Student Resource Officer 
    In an effort to continue to provide and maintain a safe learning environment in the Hanover Community School Corporation, we have begun a School Resource Officer program.  This program will continue to establish positive ways of communication between students, parents, the community, and the school corporation.  If you have any pertinent information you feel is worth sharing that will help us on this mission, please contact us using the below email address.  All contact information will remain confidential and will only be used for the betterment of the Hanover Community School Corporation.

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  • New Student Registration Forms (Grades 1-5)

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