Principal's Message

Welcome to Nags Head Elementary School!

Our school motto is “Riding the wave of success!”

The Nags Head Elementary School family is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities to prepare our students to be global competitive.  Our staff creates a positive learning environment with high expectations for all.  We build upon a solid foundation of basic skills with emphasis on using higher order thinking skills.

We strongly believe that the parents of our students are our partners in the education of the children.  Cooperation and communication between the school and home play a major role in the academic success of our students.  Additionally, we appreciate the generosity and support of our community business partners.  Their continued support plays an integral role in recognizing the academic achievements of our students.

We work cohesively together as a collaborative team to meet the needs of our students.  The entire staff is focused on student learning.  As a Professional Learning Community, data is utilized to drive our instruction.  Systematic interventions are provided to ensure all students receive support and enrichment to meet their individual needs.  The three R’s - Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships, are the driving force behind all of our lesson planning and activities.

As part of our “Character Counts!” Character Education Program, we embody the philosophy, “If it is to be, it is up to me.”  Working together, our goal is for all students to achieve their maximum academic potential.

We are committed to “Riding the Wave of Success” for every student at NHES!




Adrienne C. Palma