Principal's Message

It is with extreme pleasure that I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! I am excited to begin my fifth year as principal at Luther Vaughan Elementary and my 24th year in education. I am a graduate of Gaffney High School and Winthrop University. In addition, I obtained a Master's in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and another Master's in School Administration and Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. I obtained a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University. I am blessed to be married to my husband Bryant, and we have one son, Jeremiah.

The relationship between the parent and the school is critical to student success. I am looking forward to continuing to build relationships with our parents. For new parents and students, I am looking forward to getting to know you. The 2022-2023 school year will be an exciting year for us as we work together to ensure that all students experience success.

Our school theme for the 2022-2023 academic school year is “Reaching Our Academic Dreams on the ROAD to Success.” Our entire staff is committed to helping all of our students achieve their dreams. Luther Vaughan Elementary aims to strive for EXCELLENCE in creating learners that can think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and are successful contributors to society. Reaching this goal must be a cooperative effort between the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community. We earnestly solicit your cooperation in this venture as we embark on the most exciting and successful school year ever.

Rita Pierson states, “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 School, we are committed to excellence and addressing the social and emotional needs and the instructional needs of every student. We strive to nurture a positive growth mindset in teachers and students. We believe all students can learn, and we work with them to set and exceed goals. The result of this positive growth mindset can be seen and heard throughout the building.

I am so eager to embark on the 2022-2023 school year! I will work hard to continue building strong relationships with our parents, students, and community partners. I look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education. Please join our Luther Vaughan Lions Facebook page to stay updated about the latest and greatest experiences happening on our campus.


Loretta Holmes

Loretta Holmes