Message From The Principal

Phone: (252) 445-5455


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Administrative Leadership in Education BA English/News Media Elementary Education K-6

Mrs. Tonya Hedgepeth, Principal


Greetings Wildcats,

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Inborden Elementary S.T.E.A.M. Academy. I am Tonya  Hedgepeth, an educator of 31 years and former teacher, instructional coach, and principal of Pittman Elementary Leadership Academy. I am truly honored to be a part of this community where my educational journey began!  All students can learn and grow with effective instruction. In just a few interactions with staff, students, and families, it’s become abundantly clear that this school is a unique and special place.

I am eager and excited to begin what promises to be a great year. This year is going to be "OUTSTANDING" as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and build relationships. Our environment will be nurturing and safe for all stakeholders. As your principal, everyone who steps through our doors-staff, students, and parents will be excited to be here!

Inborden Elementary S.T.E.A.M. Academy is a learning institution with dedicated and passionate educators. We will do our best to ensure the scholars have a fulfilling, happy, and safe school year. 

As the principal, my responsibility is to maintain and continue to build a supportive and collaborative spirit at IESA. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways. I look forward to having a productive educational experience for your child and you.

Tonya M. Hedgepeth, Principal


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