Principal Mary Elizabeth Edmonds


I am humbled and honored to continue to serve Homestead Elementary's students, faculty, staff, and families as Principal.  I believe that all children can learn and deserve every opportunity to do so in a safe, caring environment.  It is our priority at Homestead to ensure that we provide the very best education to support the whole child.  I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of the top-notch faculty at Homestead Elementary. The commitment to excellence, history, and community pride are incredible!

As a life-long resident of Cumberland County, I have deep roots in this community, reaching all the way back to the creation of the Homesteads Project.  My entire educational career, with the exception of a few college years, has been here in Cumberland County.  I spent several in the classroom teaching kindergarten, 2nd, and 5th grades, as well as serving as the Response to Intervention Facilitator before taking the leap into administration.  

By supporting one another and working closely together, we will all have the opportunity to experience success. Please feel free to reach out via email or call the school office if you ever have questions or concerns.


Assistant Principal Ashlee Watts


As I begin my 17th year in education, I am excited to continue serving as the Assistant Principal at Homestead Elementary School. I love our Homestead School and all of the communities that make up our school family.  The rich history of our area and deep-rooted values of hard work and determination continue to make Homestead a special place.  

Throughout my career, I have taught 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, been an instructional facilitator, RTI Coordinator, and assistant administrator.  I believe that ALL children can learn and work to support all members of the Homestead family to ensure they are equipped for success.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have as we work together this year to make Homestead Elementary the best it can be!