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Principal's Message








Dear Caroline Sibley Superstar Parents and Guardians

It is my honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year! I hope you all have had a relaxing and fun summer break. I am extremely proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing learning community for the 5th year and to continue to support the students of Caroline Sibley! The Dolton School District’s theme this year is “Let’s Do More in 24”. With that said, this new school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning. 

I would like to welcome all of our new families, whether you are joining us from another school in the district or have relocated from another city, state, or country. We are excited to share all that Caroline Sibley has to offer with you and believe you will soon feel as we do, that CS School is a special place for all children. Our teachers, support staff, and families are ready to welcome you into the Caroline Sibley Family.

 The dedicated staff at Sibley has been working tirelessly to finalize classes and schedules, fine-tune our instructional models, engage in professional learning opportunities, and update class routines and expectations, all with the goal of fostering academic success. Our teachers are eager to meet their new students and begin this year’s journey with them.

Our primary goal is to ensure student proficiency in core academic subjects, so we will continue to refine Tier I instruction, analyze data, conduct observations, and review classwork to guide instruction and intervention. We will also engage our students in Grade- Appropriate assignments, Strong Instruction, Deep student engagement with support from teachers who hold high expectations for ALL students. Additionally, we will continue placing a focus on the integration of the Social Emotional Learning Standards, Community-building techniques & Restorative Justice Practices incorporated into our students’ daily school experience. We will work together to create a solid foundation for our students so that they have the opportunity to become self-directed learners, collaborative teammates, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens. 

 I look forward to the start of the new school year and to continuing our collaboration of providing your children with an effective and engaging educational experience. As always, we will look to our families to be positive partners in this year’s journey. The Sibley staff has always made a priority of working together as a caring and compassionate learning community with professionalism, teamwork, action, and expertise. We will always put the best interests of our students at the center of our purpose. Join us in ensuring the success of all of Sibley’s students. Stay actively engaged, stay positive, and stay connected.

 As always, my door is open and our team welcomes your input. Please feel free to contact me via email at the address below or call to make an appointment to speak with me to discuss any ideas you feel will make this the best year yet as we “DO MORE IN 24”


Ms. Tanyelle Hannah

Proud Principal of Caroline Sibley