The Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education approved Mr. Hans Lassiter as the new principal for Statesville High School on Monday, August 7,2017. Mr. Lassiter received his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T in 1989. He furthered his education with a Master of Arts degree from NC Central University, a Masters of School Administration, and an Education Specialist degree, both from North Carolina State University. He is currently a doctoral student at NC State University.
During his educational career he has served as a high school teacher and high school principal. Mr. Lassiter has also worked for DPI as a school transformation coach and has experience at central office as a Public Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer.
One of his proudest and most rewarding experiences, he says, came when he was principal of Hillside High School in Durham Public Schools. During his four year tenure as principal, Hillside improved their End Of Course composite score from 45.2% to 66.4%. The school also improved its graduation rate during this time from 52.4% to 75%.
Mr. Lassiter is a passionate educator, who focuses on building relationships with the faculty and staff, setting high expectations for all students, and developing effective partnerships within the community. As a veteran teacher, he has a keen interest in curriculum and instruction. While addressing his fellow principals Tuesday at Leadership Academy Week Mr. Lassiter said “I am excited to be a part of this team”,
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