Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I extend a warm welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Luther Vaughan Elementary! As we begin this exciting journey, I am honored to step into my 6th year as principal of this wonderful school and my 26th year in the field of education. My journey has been filled with learning, growth, and a passion for shaping young minds. I am a proud graduate of Gaffney High School and Winthrop University. I have a Master's degree in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Master's in School Administration and Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Additionally, I earned a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University. I feel blessed to share this life with my husband Bryant and our amazing son, Jeremiah.

 To all our returning parents, students, and staff, I am thrilled to continue our journey together, building upon the strong foundation we have laid. For the newcomers, I extend a heartfelt welcome and eagerly anticipate getting to know each one of you. At Luther Vaughan Elementary, we firmly believe that the relationship between parents and the school is a crucial pillar for student success, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment where every child can thrive.

 Our school theme for the academic year 2023-2024 is “LEGOS - Unlocking Potential One Brick at a Time: Leading, Exploring, Growing, Opportunities for Success.” Together, we will embark on a journey of unlocking the unique potential of each student. Our devoted staff is fully committed to guiding, encouraging, and supporting every child's dreams and aspirations. We aim to cultivate critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration, and success in all our learners, empowering them to become valuable contributors to society.

 As we strive for excellence, I wholeheartedly believe in the words of Rita Pierson: "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be." At Luther Vaughan Elementary, we take these words to heart, embracing a growth mindset that encompasses not only academic excellence but also the social and emotional needs of our students.

 Our united efforts as students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community will ensure that this school year is our most exciting and successful one yet. Together, we will build a safe, supportive, and inspiring environment where our young learners can flourish and reach their fullest potential.

 I am genuinely excited to embark on this journey alongside each one of you. Let us continue to strengthen the bonds between our school and the community, for together, we can create an extraordinary learning experience for every child. Please join our Luther Vaughan Lions Facebook page to stay updated about all the incredible experiences happening on our campus.

 Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education and for being an essential part of our Luther Vaughan Elementary family. Here's to a year filled with growth, learning, and joy!


Warmest regards,

 Dr. Loretta Holmes
Principal, Luther Vaughan Elementary

Loretta Holmes