Dr. Dara Hedgecock » Dr. Dara Hedgecock

Dr. Dara Hedgecock

My name is Dr. Dara Hedgecock (or Dr. H), and I'm so excited to join the Denton Elementary family to serve students, parents, staff and the community as your Assistant Principal! 

I earned a Bachelor's Degree from High Point University in Psychology, a Master's Degree from NC A&T in Counselor Education, a Master's Degree from Gardner-Webb in School Administration, an Education Specialist Degree from UNCG in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Education from UNCG in Educational Leadership.  I worked as a School Counselor for many years at Southeast Middle School in WSFCS before becoming an Assistant Principal at Southwest Elementary in Lexington City Schools, and was there for 4.5 years. I was the Assistant Principal at Midway Elementary for the last three years. I love to watch NY Rangers hockey, NY Yankees baseball, Dallas Cowboys football, and Duke Blue Devils everything!  I love to watch and play tennis, read as much as I can, and I'm a proud Panther graduate of Ledford High School, and have lived in the Wallburg/Ledford community my entire life.

At Denton, we are a TEAM, and I look forward to working with the students, staff and parents.  You will see me in classrooms often working with students and supporting teachers with their instruction.  I LOVE to read, so I encourage and enjoy having students to come and read to me. It is so important to help students develop a love of reading in the elementary years, and I hope to support students in their reading journey!