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Adrienne Palma

Adrienne Palma


Welcome to Nags Head Elementary School and the 2018-2019 school year!

The Nags Head Elementary School family is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities to prepare our students to be globally 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.

Student data drives our instruction.  Teachers analyze and review mClass data, benchmarks, and NC Check-ins to meet the individual needs of students.  Interventions are provided to ensure all students receive support and enrichment.

We strongly believe that the parents/guardians of our students are 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.

As a Professional Learning Community, we work cohesively together as a collaborative team to meet the needs of our students.  The entire staff is focused on student learning. 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.

Ten minutes has been added to the instructional day.  Students hours are 7:50AM - 2:30PM. All students should be seated and ready to learn by 7:50AM.  All students are expected to be in school from bell to bell.

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

My door is always open.  Stop in, call, or e-mail me.  I am here to do whatever I can to ensure your child has an exciting, challenging, and productive year at NHES!