Principal’s Page

Letter from the Principal

Dear Pierce Families,

Welcome to the  2023-2024 school year!  I hope that you’ve been able to enjoy your summer and get energized for the exciting learning and fun ahead this year.  I am so honored to work with the caring families, supportive educators, and this welcoming community of Bennington. We are going to 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. The elementary school years are the foundation of development for students and I look forward to partnering with all of 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.

Our Pierce Schol handbook is designed as a resource to help answer any questions that you and your Pierce student(s) might have and includes information specific to Pierce, as well as a section on ConVal School Board policies. It outlines policies and procedures that govern how our school operates and functions. Please take the time to familiarize yourself and your student(s) with the contents. After reviewing the information in this handbook, please contact the office if you have any additional questions. 

I look forward to building lasting relationships with each and every member of the Pierce School community. Please say hello and introduce yourself in the coming days and weeks ahead. Please feel free to contact me via email: or by phone at (603) 588-2131 if you want to speak more. Let’s work together to give our students the best education possible.


Alisha Hansen-Proulx

Principal, Pierce School