Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Heddie Alston Somerville

Heddie Alston Somerville has been selected as the new principal at Clarke Elementary School.


She is a native of Henderson and a product of Vance County Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from North Carolina A & T State University in Speech Education. She then entered the Teacher Certification Program at North Carolina Central University.  In 2007, she graduated from North Carolina State University with a Master's Degree in School Administration.


Mrs. Somerville began her career in education in 1993 as a teacher, lead teacher, assistant principal then principal at Pinkston Street Elementary School until 2018.  After leaving Pinkston Street Elementary School, she became the Principal of Vance County Middle School.  


She is very dedicated and focused on making a positive impact on the education of students within our community.  She strives to build relationships that will foster student learning and growth.  Her goal is to be recognized as supportive, caring and nurturing while creating a respectful and “Family Orientated” work environment.