Schoolboy standing in the schoolyard at elementary school

Principal Hankerson

Meet the Principal

Dear Hahn Families,

My name is Rachel Hankerson and I am so excited to be back as the Principal of Hahn Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. Hahn has been the best community and I look forward to coming each day. I am committed to making sure that we give all students the foundation they need for their future, while also making school a place everyone wants to be.

I grew up in Sonoma County, and I love this community. I started my teaching career at Hahn Elementary School as an Education Specialist in 2010. I then moved to the District Office, where I was a Program Specialist. In 2017 was lucky enough to come back to Hahn as the Principal.

I live in Santa Rosa with my husband and our four kids (My step-son- Tyler is at Tech High, my daughter -Sawyer is at LJ, my little kids -Laney, (3) and William (1) are at home. I fully understand that families can be pulled in a lot of directions, we want to partner with you, this is how Team Hahn was born. We always want to be in communication with how we can best support your child, together we can ensure that they have the best elementary experience.

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts at San Francisco State University, where I also played soccer as a Gator. I then got my Mild/Moderate Teaching Credential at Sonoma State University. Later, I went back to SSU where I earned my Administrative Credential and a Master’s in Educational Administration with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. Since then I have been part of and worked for the California Principal Support Network where I have received amazing training in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) which has helped me give our staff high leverage training.

If we haven't met, I'd love to meet you, please introduce yourself to me when you see me around campus, or join me for a parent meeting. My door is always open, feel free to stop in and say hello.

Rachel Hankerson


Marguerite Hahn Elementary School