Meet the Principal

Hello, my name is John Lassiter and I am thrilled to serve the students of Hertford Grammar School. I believe being an educator is a calling and serving the Albemarle area in the field of education has always been my dream. As a student of Perquimans County High School, I completed a senior project on education and applied for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. In August of 2005, I began my journey into education as a freshman at NC State University. As a teaching fellow, I received a holistic view of education tuition-free at one of the best universities in our state.

I began my teaching career at John A Holmes High School. I was blessed to learn from and with some great educators. I was overjoyed to work in the area I was raised. After a few years at John A Holmes, I returned home to Perquimans to work with the teachers who inspired me to become an educator.

In 2013 I received my first administrative position as Assistant Principal at Currituck County High School. I transitioned from Currituck High to Chowan Middle School in 2015 when I received my first principal opportunity. During my three (3) years at CMS, the school was redesignated a National “School to Watch”, one of just 11 middle schools in the state to earn the recognition.

I am now the proud principal of the HGS Panthers. I consider it a privilege to serve the students of my home county. It has been a lifelong goal to give back to the community that helped fashion me into the man I am today. I look forward to building on the proud tradition that Hertford Grammar has established and help prepare our students for a rapidly changing world.