Our Administrative Team

Mrs. Christina Tucker

Phone: 910-864-0148

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Mrs. Christina Tucker

Welcome to Ponderosa Elementary School. Our faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence and a safe and caring learning environment for every child. Our goal is for all students to meet or exceed grade level standards by the end of the school year.  We encourage you to partner with us in helping us to accomplish our goals.  I am confident that we will have a great year as we focus on our theme of "Reimagining Learning.”  I invite you to contact me or stop by the school.  Together we can make a positive difference in the lives of our children.

 

Christina Tucker, Principal

Our Assistant Principal

 Waylinda Williams

Phone: 910-864-0148

Email:

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Waylinda Williams

 

Welcome to Ponderosa! Home of the ROARing Panthers! 

 

I am so excited  to be part of a school community that is dedicated to promoting academic success for all. I’m delighted to welcome you to our school where we strive every day to provide instruction at optimal levels.  We work diligently to build positive relationships with our students, our staff, and our community. We strive to foster a safe, supportive,  and positive learning environment where all students can experience high quality instruction and  learn to the best of their abilities. With all of us (the school, students,  parents, and the community) working together, our students will experience academic success.  As we begin this journey of “Reimagining Learning”, if you have concerns or need support in any way, please feel free to reach out to any member of the administration or your child’s teacher. We are here to serve and to fulfill our school’s mission.  

 

Our Mission:

 Ponderosa Elementary School will strive to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere to stimulate continuous improvement for respectful, lifelong learners. 

 

Waylinda Williams, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Cheryel Hinkle

Phone: (910) 864-0148

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Mrs. Cheryel Hinkle

Hello Panthers,


     I am privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of the Ponderosa family, which strives to be “respectful, organized, attentive, and responsible (ROAR).” I am currently completing my Principal Internship with Fayetteville State University MSA program, and I value the amazing learning I have been fortunate to experience.  I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in my educational career at Ponderosa.

     Prior to joining the Ponderosa Panthers, I worked as a middle school 6th grade ELA teacher for seven years and a second-grade teacher for 12 years.  One of my greatest contributions is my passion and dedication to help others.  I have always enjoyed helping students learn, grow, build their confidence, achieve success, and reach their potential academically and socially. I am honored to lead the Ponderosa community alongside Principal Tucker and Assistant Principal Williams. I support Ponderosa's collaborative culture and know that we will work together to make this a successful experience for students.

     I am excited and eager to work with you this school year to ensure your child’s success, and I look forward to an amazing year!

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. Cheryel Hinkle

Administrative Intern