I am so excited to "fly" into the 2016-2017 school year at Garrett Elementary! I can't wait for all of our super-students to return after their summer break! Over the past few years I have enjoyed watching the students grow and developing relationships with the Garrett families. Our teachers, faculty, parents, PTO members, community members, students, and administration are all valuable stakeholders in the Garrett family. I truly believe that we ALL work hard to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential each and every day. We have a committed and dedicated school staff where everyone works together for the benefit of the students. We hope that you will join in and continue to help us strive to offer every opportunity to all the students at Garrett.
Where was Ms. O’Neal before she came to Garrett? I began my educational career after earning my Elementary Education degree from Mars Hill College. I taught in Person County before I decided to leave the classroom to begin my administrative career by interning with Durham Public Schools. After completing my Masters in School Administration from North Carolina Central University I moved to Catawba County where I served as an assistant principal. After making a decision to move back to my home town, I found my new home here at Garrett Elementary.
I am extremely proud to be a Garrett "Superhero" Gator and will continue to work hard ensuring that every child has the best educational experience that he or she possibly can here at Garrett. We hope that you will become involved throughout the school year by attending parent conferences, PTO events, attending our curriculum nights, MTSS parent meetings, volunteering in the classroom or lunchroom, and working with your child at home nightly. The Garrett faculty works closely with each other to help meet the diverse individual needs of all our student-superheros each and every day. We hope that you will find your "superhero" will enjoy his/her educational experience here at Garrett Elementary School.