• Greetings WHES Family!


    I hope that you are having a great summer. This is Demetra Lassiter, newly appointed principal of Willis Hare Elementary School. I am honored to serve as the principal of Willis Hare Elementary School, and I look forward to working with the students, staff, families, and community to help the students meet their goals.


    I am a resident and native of Rich Square, NC. I am a graduate of Northampton County High School (Class of 1981). I have worked in the public school system for 18 years, serving as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and as an assistant principal in Northampton County Schools.


    My vision for Willis Hare Elementary focuses on a collaborative learning environment. I believe that critical thinking, collaboration, innovation, and communication are foundational for success. Therefore, I am excited about seeing the students and staff working together in a motivating learning environment. I am equally excited about the 5th grade STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), which will allow the students to integrate multiple competencies in their learning. 


    I welcome your input, so please don't hesitate to share your ideas, questions, or concerns. Together, we can make a difference at Willis Hare Elementary School. 



    Demetra Lassiter, Principal