Principal's Message

  • I am so excited to be working at Circle Center Grade School with the most amazing staff, students, and families! At CCGS we value our partnerships and connections between home and school. This year our theme is "Individually Unique, Together Complete!" Whether your child is participating in e-learning, hybrid, or full day on-site together #WeAreYorkville. Although the year will be much different than any other we have had, we have high hopes and dreams for our students and know that the 2020-2021 school year will be the best one yet!

    I am honored to be the principal at Circle Center Grade School. Previously, I  served as an instructional coach, gifted educator, first grade teacher, early childhood director/assistant principal, and principal in the Valley View, Troy, and Saratoga school districts. I am also a National Board Certified Educator in early childhood. This means I make a daily effort to make connections between home and school, and consistently reflect on my practices so I can grow professionally and have the greatest impact on students. My undergraduate degree, which I received from Lewis University, is in elementary education and special education. I also hold a master's degree in teaching and leadership from St. Xavier, and another master's degree in administration from Lewis University. I am currently working towards my Doctorate in Teaching ad Leadership at Lewis University. 

    As a mother of five children with very different and unique abilities, I know and understand you are doing the best you can on a daily basis to support your children and make the best decisions possible for them. Working at Circle Center Grade School provides me a connection with the little ones who I adore so much. I thrive on feedback and open communication and hope that CCGS families always feel welcome. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children each and every day!

    Shannon Hamm
    CCGS Principal