Mrs. Khrista Simmons















    Hi Husky Pup Family,

    I am ecstatic to serve as principal of Gaston Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. Together, we will have an awesome school year! 

    I am a product of Northampton County Schools and a BELIEVER in the quality of education provided in Northampton. This is my 18th year in Northampton County and I served as a first through fourth grade teacher, Reading First Coach, Reading Recovery Teacher, and an assistant principal. My vision for Gaston Elementary School will focus on achieving the school and district goals while closing students’ deficits from the COVID-19 crisis. I am excited about implementing the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) Academy for the newly added 5th graders, fostering learning opportunities for students and staff, continuing a team climate, and increasing partnerships with the families and community of Gaston Elementary School. 

    Here at Gaston Elementary School, we care deeply about the success of our students. Our students should feel engaged in their learning through collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. Our parents should be engaged in their child’s learning and active partners with the school. I look forward to partnering with this great community and building on the relationships that are so important to the progress of our school. If I can ever be of assistance to your family, please don't hesitate to contact me. 



    Khrista Simmons

    School Executive