Sean Langdon


Rachael Clayton


Hello and Welcome to Tapteal!

Welcome to Tapteal Elementary. Home of the Hawks! My name is Sean Langdon, and I’m the principal of Tapteal Elementary. I look forward to partnering with Tapteal families and supporting our young learning community together. 

This year we welcomed approximately 570 students to Tapteal Elementary; this includes about 30 students in the Richland Virtual School (RVS) whose home school is Tapteal. Our school has 27 classrooms.. We also have 4 specialists that teach Physical Education, Art, Music, and Library. We have a robust team, including a special education early resource room and resource room, an instructional specialist, two school counselors, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and a school psychologist. 

Tapteal Elementary is a PBIS school and we embrace the Kids at Hope philosophy. We place high value on family and community. We invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential. We believe every child has dreams for the future, and is capable of success. We work very hard to unlock their highest potential, and help them realize their talents, and meet their highest expectations. Each and every day, we search for all of the talents and intelligence that exist in all of our students, and ensure our students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers.

As we partner with our families, here are a few things you could do to help your children: 

  • Ensure a good night’s sleep every day

  • Provide breakfast or have your child participate in the breakfast program at school

  • Limit screen time

  • Read to your child, and have them read to you

  • Ensure students are at school on-time each day

  • Pick up students promptly after school

  • Model safety and respect for school rules while on campus and in the parking lot

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher(s) regularly 

  • Attend parent-teacher conferences

  • Keep informed by reading the Principal Newsletters, and Richland School District communications 

Thank you for joining the Tapteal Elementary family. We look forward to partnering with you to help your most cherished children succeed.