Principal's Welcome

Thompson Families,

My name is Robert Hinchliffe and it is my true pleasure to introduce myself as the principal of Tyrone Thompson Elementary School! I am beyond excited to work with you and look forward to accomplishing many amazing outcomes as we educate the students who will enroll at our school. I say “our” school because that is exactly what it will be – ours! Our educational team will collaborate with all families and work together to do what is best for students. Together, the goal of this school will be to become the model of what a public school can and should be. Our school will be a place where students and families are welcomed and valued for their contributions to the environment that we will create.

Having lived in the southwest part of the valley for many years, and having previously worked as the assistant principal at Wright Elementary School, I am excited to get back to this area and continue my career. My family is tied to this area of town closely.  My wife, Kristi, teaches sixth grade science at Faiss Middle School. I have five daughters, two that attend Spring Valley High School (Audrey and Kaitlyn), one who attends Sierra Vista (Kinsey) and identical twins (Claire and Harper) who are enrolled at Gunderson Middle School.

I have served as the principal of Helen Marie Smith Elementary School, located near Rainbow and Charleston Boulevard previously, and this will be my 17th year in administration. As you will quickly learn from our time collaborating together, my leadership style is one of service to the community marked by working with students, parents, and staff members to find the best outcomes in all situations. I wholeheartedly believe that open communication, ongoing conversations, and working together to see all perspectives lead to the best solutions. My vision for our school encompasses an innovative staff that will be at the forefront of educational research. This will ensure that students are prepared thoroughly with life skills and academic knowledge prior to entering middle school.

In the coming years together, we are going create the best elementary school in Clark County, which will be the model for what a public school can and should be.  This is my goal, and I give you my word that I will do all I can to make it a reality.



Robert Hinchliffe, Principal


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Meet Our Amazing Staff


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1st Grade

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Mayleen Call - First Grade.png
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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th Grade

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Special Education

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Support Staff

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Cailin Henne - Library Aide.png
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Office Staff

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