Assistant Principal's Message

  • Dear Oberle Families,


    It has been with great pleasure that you have welcomed me back to William A. Oberle, Jr. Elementary School with open arms and open hearts as your Acting Assistant Principal! 

    When I last walked the halls at “The O”, I was teaching current middle school students who are now learning at Christiana Honors Academy, Kirk, Gauger, The Bancroft School, and The Bayard School. While I was teaching at Oberle, I was also a leadership intern with University of Delaware under the tutelage of our beloved former principal, Marilyn Dollard, and former Assistant Principal, Rella Reynolds.  Then I went to Elbert-Palmer Elementary and The Bancroft School to hone my leadership craft as an Instructional Coach working closely with the Admin Team for 3 ½ years. 

    I re-joined the Oberle staff right before your students started on September 8th, but Acting Principal Cheri Goetcheus and I have been working daily together to put your child’s best interest at heart. Whether your child needs extra support cognitively, emotionally, physically, or socially, we are a team and we acknowledge that you are a critical part of our team. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s growth and development in a culture of care.

    As the year continues, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or to any of our staff members with questions, concerns, or suggestions.  We LOVE having you on our team here at “The O”! 


    Ann Hlabangana-Clay

    Acting Assistant Principal

    Photo of Mrs. Clay