Welcome to Gaston Elementary School

  • Gaston Elementary School has three designated Pre-K Classrooms serving 3 and 4 year olds in the NC Pre-K, Exceptional Children and Title I Programs.  

    There are staff members that work directly with our Pre-K Students.  Each classroom contains a lead instructor and instructional partner. There is also an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor who works with children that speak languages other than English. All of our staff members are highly qualified according to North Carolina Standards.
    Gaston Elementary School continues to maintain a 5 star license, which is the highest quality of services according to North Carolina State Guidelines.  

Meet Our 5 Star Team

  • Clara Taylor is one of our Veteran Pre-K Teachers at Gaston Elementary.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina Central University and a Master's Degree from Central Michigan University. She began her teaching career at Squire Elementary as a Kindergarten teacher and later moved to Pre-Kindergarten. She has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is married with 3 children. Ms. Taylor enjoys her working with the 4 year olds of the Squire Elementary School Community.

    Terry Morton

    Evette McGuire

    Tenekquala Patterson
    Gloria T. Heller

Contact Us

  • Changing the Lives of Children


    Khrista Simmons - Principal

    4671 NC 46 Hwy W

    Gaston, NC 27832



    Cathy Washington - Teacher

    Gloria Thibodeaux - Teacher Assistant

    Terry Morton- Teacher

    Evette McGuire - Teacher Assistant

    Tenekquala Patterson - Teacher 

    Tammy Jacobs - Teacher Assistant

    Betty Smith - Teacher Assistant