Meet the Administration

  • LaShonda Hester, Principal

    Mebane resident, I am a wife and the mother of two. I am a dedicated and passionate educator with more than 17 years of experience working with, leading, coaching, and mentoring a wide variety of diverse student learners, parents, and educators across multiple disciplines. I have served in the capacity of teacher, assistant principal, principal, and education consultant. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the South Mebane Elementary School Community, as well as partner with you to ensure each student is successful.


    I vow to continue the legacy of success already established at SME by building strong relationships with students, parents, and community partners. We will continue our focus on empowering our students as a Leader in Me school, the use of data to drive instruction and providing consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner to ensure all students are successful.


    I look forward to working with each of you. My door is always open, and I value your input. Please contact me with questions, concerns, or comments. Let’s make it a great year!

  • Tammy Yeatts, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Yeatts is a life-long Mebane resident.  She received her undergraduate degree from Elon College in December 1990.  She spent 19 years at Alexander Wilson Elementary as a kindergarten and first grade teacher as well as the curriculum facilitator.  Mrs. Yeatts received her Masters in Administration from UNCG in May of 2010.  She is excited to be back “home” and part of the SME family.  She is passionate about literacy and inspiring students to love learning.



Mrs. Hester

Tammy Yeatts