Shelby County Schools




Dear Students, Staff, and Parents,


Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  It is truly an honor to serve as principal of A. B. Hill Elementary School.  Our commitment is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.  Thank you for sharing your children; they are truly a gift to us.

My mission as principal is to always put students first.  It is my belief that all students can learn, and it is our job to support all of their needs.  A. B. Hill is committed to continuous academic growth and making every year an exceptional experience for all students. 

With the support of our families, community partners, faculty and staff, A. B. Hill Elementary School can be the premier elementary school serving the South Memphis communities.


Best regards,


Melody Smith, Principal


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Dear Students, Staff, and Parents:

I am thrilled to serve as the Assistant Principal at A. B. Hill Elementary.  At ABHES, our students are properly prepared to be 21st Century thinkers using critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication to develop their decision-making and problem solving skills. This elementary school’s diverse educational programs and co-curricular activities allow students to explore their interests and have new experiences out of their comfort zone. Using inquiry-based learning and rigorous content, our educators challenge all students to explore real-world problems and engage in meaningful learning.

The teachers and administrative team hold the highest standards for all students at ABHES. High expectations for student respect, responsibility, and integrity help create a positive learning environment where all students feel enthusiastic about their school experiences. It is our goal that each child will reach their greatest potential both academically and behaviorally, along with being fully prepared for success in college and in their career.

The collaboration with the staff, students, families, and community members at A.B. Hill Elementary School creates a culture that promotes the philosophy of life-long learning. It is my belief that this is the type of culture where all members of our school community can thrive.

As a member of your school community, I am excited to support your families in preparing our students at ABHES for success. My office door is always open. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Reginald M. Sibley, Ed.S
A. B. Hill Elementary School
Assistant Principal












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