Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. P. T. Willis

Ms. Willis is a native of Harnett County, North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from North Carolina State University in Agricultural Education as well as her Administrative Degree from Gardner Webb University. Ms. Willis has spent time throughout her teaching career at multiple levels, including preschool, middle, and high schools. She has a North Carolina license in Agricultural Education, Technology Education, Special Populations, Career Development, and Instructional Management. She has also held her National Boards Teaching Certificate since 2006.

She joined Gaston County Schools in 2013 at Stuart W. Cramer High School, teaching biotechnology and serving as the career development coordinator. Later, she joined Hunter Huss High School to help open the Career Academy and remained as an assistant principal until 2021 when she was named the principal of Lingerfeldt Elementary School. In 2023, she was named principal at W.C. Friday Middle School.

Ms. Willis is a member of the NC Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She serves on the Gaston County Suicide Prevention Committee.

She is a member of Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, teaches the high school Sunday school class and serves as head coach of the Gaston County Special Olympic Swim Team.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.