Getting to Know Principal Walley


Melissa Walley brought many years of teaching experience to Lincoln Elementary when she first arrived as Assistant Principal in August of 2012. Mrs. Walley previously taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Chicago, as well as serving the School City of Hobart for thirteen years.  She is a native of Crown Point and continues to reside in her hometown with husband Dennis and two daughters, Hannah and Ella.

Mrs. Walley earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Education, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue University Calumet. “I believe that one of the most important and exciting things an educator can do is to keep learning,” says Walley. 

She is an avid reader and brings her love of reading and learning to all of the students at Lincoln Elementary School. “I want the very best for Lincoln Students.  I believe that all children can achieve success with appropriate support, and should always feel successful as they learn and grow.” Mrs. Walley’s distinctive approach to leading and learning has brought unique opportunities to Lincoln students where dogs teach manners, gorillas encourage kindness and smiles are found in hallways and classrooms. You can follow the adventures of Mrs. Walley and her students on Facebook!

Lincoln Heroes


Superhero Carol, a first grader at Lincoln Elementary joined other heroes, at Lincoln to help raise money to send a veteran to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight.  Lincoln Elementary has a long history of imparting the importance of honoring our men and women in uniform.  Indeed, in 2013, Lincoln worked with Honor Flight Indiana to send a veteran on one of the cherished trips. 


Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans, specifically World War II vets and other veterans who may be terminally ill. Great job to the Lincoln student heroes!


  • May 21st - Third and Fourth Grade Concert @ 6:00 p.m.
    May 27th - Lincoln Talent Show @ 5:30 p.m.
    May 28th - Lincoln Fifth Graders Tour Hanover Central Middle School - 8:45 a.m.
    May 29th - Lincoln Fifth Grade Luncheon At Great Oaks @ 10:45 a.m. 

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  • As of May 4, 2015, Students must have enough funds in their lunch accounts to cover any cafeteria purchases.
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  • 2014-2015 Fees and Charges

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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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