• Kristen Land Beaudin

Welcome to Hickory Hills Elementary School!

  • Thank you for learning more about our school! As the principal of Hickory Hills, I have the privilege of serving a community of learners with a long-standing history in Marietta. Hickory Hills is nestled just over a mile from Historic Marietta Square. It’s a quaint neighborhood school with the best staff in the whole world, committed to meeting the individual needs of every child.

    Hickory Hills believes in providing our students with a learning environment that instills values for life success. In the Hills, I like to say, “Your Story Starts Here,” as we work with each student to lay their foundation in education.

    The Hills is a learning environment that fosters respect, collaboration, responsibility, communication, excellence, and creativity for all of our students and staff.

    Our instructional program ensures that all students will achieve their greatest potential while enriching their lives with our arts focused specials curriculum. 

    I look forward to seeing you in the Hills soon!

    Kristen Land Beaudin, Ed. S.

    About the Principal

    Kristen Beaudin joined Hickory Hills Elementary School as Principal in 2011, following eleven years of service within the Cobb County School district. Her career began at Varner Elementary, where she taught 1st grade for three years, followed by an Instructional Lead Teacher, an Area Lead Teacher, and lastly an Assistant Principal.

    Mrs. Beaudin grew up in Cobb County and graduated from South Cobb High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Beaudin earned her master’s degree from KSU in Educational Leadership in 2007. In 2011, she earned her specialist’s degree from Berry College in Educational Leadership.

    Mrs. Beaudin believes that schools should provide all students with a learning environment which instills values and prepares students for life success – respect, collaboration, responsibility, communication, excellence and creativity. She believes strongly in educating the whole child and feels that the school/home relationship is one of the most impactful and powerful relationships contributing to student success. 


    Lastly, she believes that the instructional programs provided at Hickory Hills ensures that all students will achieve their greatest potential, while using the arts to empower and inspire them along the way.

    Mrs. Beaudin is married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mom to three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys running, exercising, and shopping.