Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School

Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School

Contact Information

  • 2832 North NC 87
    Elon, NC 27244-9547
    Telephone: 336-538-6030
    Fax: 336-538-6032

    Principal: Erin Millspaugh
    Assistant Principal: Jeremy Wells

  • What We Offer:

    In addition to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, we offer students enrichment studies in physical education, music, and strings (grades 3-5).


    At AO we integrate technology into the daily curriculum, giving students access to hands-on learning and multimedia project development. Every classroom has high-speed internet access. All students have a Chromebook assigned to them that they use on a daily basis to enrich instruction. 

    Multimedia Enrichment Teacher: 1

    Computers Per Class: Each student has a Chromebook

Meet the Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Erin Millspaugh

Mrs. Erin Millspaugh has been with ABSS her entire career. Beginning in 2002 as a teacher at Eastlawn, she also taught at South Graham Elementary before taking on the role of Academic Coach in 2012 at Highland Elementary. She has served as Assistant Principal at Highland Elementary since 2017. 


Erin has served as a mentor for fellow ABSS colleagues since 2013. She has been named 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at South Graham Elementary, ABSS Mentor of the Year in 2016, and ABSS Assistant Principal of the Year in 2019.


Mrs. Millspaugh earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Additionally, she earned a Post Masters Certificate in School Administration from Western Carolina University, where she also received an Outstanding Leadership Award. 


"I am so excited to be joining the AO family!  I am looking forward to working alongside our students, staff and families as we continue our work towards continuous learning and growing"



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jeremy Wells

Mr. Wells has been in education since 2000.  He started his teaching career in Guilford County, where he taught 5th grade for 12 years.  He joined ABSS as an assistant principal in 2012.  He has worked at Highland, Hillcrest, Sylvan, Pleasant Grove, and now AO.

Mr. Wells earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from UNCG and a Master's in School Administration from North Carolina A&T State University.

“I am honored and thrilled to be working at AO.  I look forward to partnering with our staff, students, and parents to ensure success and growth.”

Fast Facts

  • Mission Statement "We, the students, staff, and community strive to be caring, responsible, lifelong learners who make appropriate choices in our challenging world. "Let's build a successful foundation for the future!"
  • Total Teachers 27
  • Bachelors Degrees Earned 27
  • Masters Degrees Earned 22 Teachers
  • National Board Certified 8 Teachers
  • Total Enrollment 607 Students
  • Teacher Assistants 19
  • Classroom Size 21 students
  • Feeder Schools Western Middle and Western High
  • Character Education Canned Food Drives | Jump Rope for Heart | Character Words | Multicultural Fair | Terrific Kid | Operation Support Our Troops
  • Extracurricular Activities Science Fair | Spelling Bee | D.A.R.E. | Young Writers | Book Battle | Variety Show | Peer Mediation
  • Special Honors A & B Honor Rolls | Attendance Awards | President's Education Awards | Principal's Award | Spelling Bee Champions | Young Writers