Principal's Message

Principal's Message 

Greetings Cardinal Family,


I am elated to transition into my new role as Principal of Patrick Copeland Elementary School. As you know, I have served at Patrick Copeland as your Assistant Principal for the past two years. During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, community partners, and other stakeholders. I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen those relationships and ensuring the success of our students. I am a firm believer in the importance of school-community relationships and it is my sincere hope to continue to build upon that. 


It is my pleasure to serve as a leader in Hopewell City Public Schools. We have the pleasure of working in some exciting times and capacities. With the onset of Balanced Calendar and our focus on Deeper Learning, I am eager to help in leading the charge to prepare our students for success both within the school setting and beyond. We seek to provide authentic learning experiences, improve student experiences, and ensure that our students are engaged in 21st Century learning that will prepare them for life experiences.  


As always, thank you for your continued support and collaboration. The outpouring of encouragement is greatly appreciated! There are some amazing things happening here in Hopewell and I am blessed to be a part of it. I want to continue to champion the positive messages for our students. I’m looking forward to achieving great things in partnership with our families and community. 


Best regards,


Mrs. S. Valentine