Principal's Corner

South Elementary Eagles


South Parents and Students,        

  It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of South Elementary School. I am humbled and most appreciative of the opportunity presented to me to become a member of this educational family. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than thirteen years with a specific concentration in elementary education and early childhood development. I feel that my recent administrative experiences have helped to prepare me for this journey. I have been the Curriculum Specialist for 3 years at an award winning elementary school and an Assistant Principal for 2 years at a middle school in Person County.  I am delighted to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.


Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education, the use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of best practices and strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.


All of us at South Elementary are eager and excited to begin what promises to be a successful year. It is important that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input and embrace the opportunity to speak with you. Please feel free to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this an outstanding year!


I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community.






Tara Holmes