Meet Mr. Hannah
I would like to introduce myself to everyone here in the Mt. Adams School District. My name is John Hannah and I will be serving you as the new principal here at Harrah Elementary.
I am very fortunate to have a wonderful family to help support me as I serve as principal. My wife Lisa is a RN who currently works with hospital patients with heart conditions. In the past she has served as a school nurse, county nurse, family practice RN, staff development RN for a nursing home, and as RN in a cardiac clinic. She has also spent several years as a Paramedic, EMT, and firefighter for a volunteer fire department for nearly twenty years. My daughter Delanie (Lanie) and son Jackson (Cleet) will be entering 4th and 5th grades here at Harrah. They like most kids their age enjoy several activities that include sports, family, computers and just having a good time.
I come to Harrah from a small rural school in Western Washington where I was able to work in a several grade levels and perform several functions. I have been able to teach in grades 5-12 with my focus being on math and science since my career began nearly 12 years ago. During that time I have also found ways to work with students outside the classroom as a coach. This included HS football, HS wrestling, MS football, and youth wrestling.
For the past few years my focus has shifted to administration where I have directed my efforts at assisting teachers and educational assistants in perfecting and focusing their ability on improving student performance. As educators we are committed to our students and their success through academic achievement. This is done through our continued effort to improve and impact your students.
My commitment to the students and families of Harrah Elementary school and Mount Adams School District is to find ways to help our students achieve success. I look forward to working with each and everyone of you and know the staff feels the same way.
Harrah Elementary Principal