Our Administrative Team

Phone: 910-483-4319


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sheri Bain


Dear Sunnyside Family Members,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! New Year, Fresh Start!! After the last year and a half, we are looking forward to getting back to “normal.” But, what is “normal” now? We have learned a lot during the pandemic and we will be better educators because of it. As always, we are committed to doing all that we can to provide your child with a positive educational experience. One thing that has not changed, whether we provide face to face or virtual instruction, is our goal to create an atmosphere that is highly conducive to learning, and our objective will be to ensure that every child reaches his or her potential. We want to grow students who will be successful in communicating, collaborating, caring for one another and thinking creatively.

Communication, between school and home, is one of the most crucial components of student success. So, we ask every parent to connect to Class Dojo, keep your phone numbers updated, connect to the Parent Portal and stay connected with your child’s teacher(s).  Check your child’s homework, help us hold them accountable for their work, and ask them what they learned every day. If children understand that their parents and teachers are working together as a team, then their chance of success increases exponentially. 

As parents/guardians, we ask you to provide your child(ren) a designated place and time for completing homework every day. Daily attendance is another key component to student success so we ask that you do your best (within health guidelines) to have your child at school every day. 

Always know that staff members are here to support you. Don’t hesitate to message, email or set up a time to conference. One of the best ways to get in touch with teachers is through Class Dojo or email. Of course, you may call the school and leave a message for them as well.

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. I may be reached through email at Sheribain@ccs.k12.nc.us or you may call, 483-4319, to set an appointment. We’re Better Together. Let’s Finish Strong!


Sheri Bain, Principal and Latonica McDonald, Assistant Principal

Phone: 910-483-4319


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Latonica McDonald

Welcome back to another wonderful year at Sunnyside Elementary School!  With great enthusiasm, honor, and pride, I have the opportunity to serve as the assistant principal.  I look forward to working with each of you over the upcoming school year.  My goal as an assistant principal is to promote lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing learning environment. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or the main office.  Please feel free to follow our Facebook page, join Class Dojo, view updated information on our school website and volunteer/visit us at school.      

Gearing Up for Success!