Dr. Tonica White, School Executive
2021-2022 School Year
"One Team, One Goal, EVERY Child!"
Welcome Back Willis Hare Tiger Family,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new principal of Willis Hare Elementary School. I hope that this letter finds you healthy and well. I am honored to serve and lead a school with a dedicated staff and a supportive school community. I am fortunate to be a part of this school and to support the students and families.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for approximately 17 years in a variety of roles. Before serving as principal, I served as a self-contained and resource teacher, summer school site facilitator, exceptional children’s department chair, testing coordinator, and assistant principal. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Radford University in 2001 and in 2010, I received my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Development from Averett University. I pursued my Administration and Supervision endorsement from Gardner-Webb University, which I obtained in 2017, and in 2021, I graduated with my Doctorate in Education from Grand Canyon University.
All of my educational experiences have allowed me to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement. My educational philosophy is based on the uncompromising belief that all scholars can learn when placed in a safe, focused, positive, and nurturing environment. All of which the Willis Hare Elementary family possesses.
Dr. Tonica H. White
Principal, Willis Hare Elementary School