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Greetings From Mr. Vitale

Hello Hardeeville Elementary School Family! 


My name is Joseph Vitale and I am so excited to be the new Assistant Principal of Instruction at Hardeeville Elementary School.  I was born and raised on Long Island, moved to upstate New York and finally to the great state of South Carolina.  I live with my wife, our two sons and two dogs.  I enjoy exercising, sports, and reading.  


I am a graduate of The State University of New York at Cortland where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership.  I also received certifications in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership.  


It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of a school that has a reputation for championing an environment in which students and staff feel safe and are motivated to learn.  I am eager for the opportunity to learn and work where all stakeholders are encouraged to develop leadership, academic, emotional, and social skills that will bring out the best in students.  I believe in working together as a team to help create an environment that inspires all stakeholders to collaborate and share in the school’s vision, mission and beliefs. 


I cannot wait to get to know and work with you all this upcoming school year!  Please stop by my office, email, or call anytime.




Joseph Vitale

Assistant Principal of Instruction

The reason that I chose to be an Educational Leader:
I want to create a safe space to encourage the personal development of others, so they can have success with their journey through life.