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Mrs. LaShara Gilkes

Hello Flyers!  My name is LaShara Gilkes and I am the proud Principal of Pleasant Grove Elementary School. 

I have been an educator for over 20 years.  My background in administration spans across our great district all in elementary schools, from year-round to traditional. 

I am a product of the WCPSS!  I have been honored to teach and lead in the same district that served me well.  I am a graduate of NC State (Go Pack!), Meredith College and the University of Phoenix.  Aside from my school family, I love being a wife and spending time with my family.  I am also the mother of 2 children. They definitely keep us on our toes!!

I look forward to meeting and partnering with all of you as you entrust your most precious gifts to us here at Pleasant Grove Elementary.  Please do not hesitate to contact me when the need arises.  I can be reached directly via email at and follow me on Twitter @PrincipalGilkes