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Melissa Hansen

Hello OTE!  I am so excited to be back in this wonderful community! A large portion of my administrative career was spent across the parking lot at OTM and I know what a great educational environment I am returning to - the relationships I formed with the families we worked with are some of my most cherished.  Schools thrive when staff and families work in unison to serve students, and I know firsthand this is what OTE is all about.


Prior to returning to the Blue Valley district, I was the principal at Monticello Trails Middle School in the De Soto School district. I loved my time at Monticello Trails, but the opportunity to return to Blue Valley - and specifically this community – was the perfect professional opportunity for me. My husband Chris and I have two children. Our daughter Hannah will start her freshman year of high school in the fall, and our son Hank with will be a sixth grader. We value spending time with our family and friends as often as time allows around our kids’ sports and activities. 


At OTE, students will be safe, students will be cared for and students will grow academically – developing confident students who are experiencing daily successes. Our staff is committed to this, and I find great professional and personal joy watching this happen.