Edwin A Anderson Elementary


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Letter from our new Principal


Dear Anderson Elementary Students and Families, 

It is an honor and privilege to introduce myself as the new Principal of this amazing Anderson Elementary Admirals community. I hope that this message finds you enjoying these hot summer days with summer fun and that you are looking forward to an exciting school year ahead of us! We are in the building working hard to make sure everything is ready for the first days of school!

While I am new to Anderson, I am not new to New Hanover County Schools nor elementary school. I have been with NHCS since 2009 where I taught the ISCS program at College Park Elementary School prior to beginning the NC Principal Fellows Program at UNCW. After receiving my Master’s Degree in School Administration, I spent 7 wonderful years at Hoggard High School as an Assistant Principal and even a few of those as the Athletic Director, as well. Prior to NHCS, I worked in NJ. My degrees are in Special and Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and School Administration. 

Over the next several weeks, I look forward to meeting with staff and stakeholders to determine our direction for the 2022-2023 school year. Kindergarten parents- be on the lookout for a postcard with information about our Kindergarten Play Date. To all our returning students and families, I cannot wait to meet you all! Keep reading and practicing your math facts!  August 29th will be here before we know it. 

Parents, some important dates for you to know:

August 25- Open House

August 29- First day of school (Kindergarten Staggered Enrollment 29th-31st)

September 27 & 28- Fall Picture Days

Enjoy the remaining days of summer and, again, I cannot wait to meet you all! If you ever need anything from me or have any concerns, please email me at kristi.tinnesbrown@nhcs.net


Mrs. Tinnes

Principal, Anderson Elementary School