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Mrs. Carolyn Mitchell

To the HELA staff, student, parents, and community,

You may or may not have heard that Ms. Amy Boyette has transitioned into another position with Halifax County Schools and that a new principal was assigned to Hollister. Well, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to serve the students and staff of Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy. I have heard great things about the staff, students, and community of Hollister and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you as you return to school in August. 

I am a Northampton County resident; however, I have worked in Halifax County Schools for over 20 years. I also attended Brawley Middle School (formerly Brawley) from 1st through 6th grades. As you can see, I am no stranger to Halifax County. During my tenure here, I have served as teacher, teacher mentor, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal. 

The school year ahead will probably be one of the most important school years of your child’s academic career. Your child has had a huge loss of face-to-face instruction over the past year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is my desire to work collaboratively with all of you to ensure that your child is able to regain any learning losses and to become successful students in their current grade. Hollister is a “Leadership Academy” where leaders are being developed and we are committed to doing our part to help make this happen. It is our desire to help your child weave the fiber of a new path in life.

Our teachers will return to school on August 9, 2021 and our students will return shortly thereafter. Ms. Bonita Evans, the central services staff and I are working tirelessly this summer in preparation to welcome you all back. I would like to extend an invitation to all of you (staff, students, parents, community members) to stop by the school to meet me. It would be a great opportunity for you to learn about me and for me to learn about you. If you would like to meet with me, please call the school at (252) 586-4344 to schedule a time to come in.

I look forward to us working together to continue the growth of the students of Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy.


Carolyn G. Mitchell, Principal

Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy