She began her educational career in Norfolk serving as a classroom teacher, a communication skills specialist, an instructional specialist, an assistant principal and now serves Willard’s community as the school principal.
Mrs. Honeycutt is married with two sons and two grandsons.
Willard Model Elementary School is like a family. We are proud to have had a Norfolk Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, Mr. Matthew Roadruck (2014). Additionally, we have had two teachers place in the Norfolk Public Schools' Top 10 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sherry Lee (2015) and Mrs. Dana Wakefield (2016). We have a dedicated faculty and staff willing to go "above and beyond" to meet the needs of our students. While students are learning, teachers will be nurturing a positive, safe and caring environment for students to excel. In addition to recognizing students for their academic successes, we are also recognizing students who exhibit positive character traits and make efforts to improve the school day for others. Three overarching themes exist this year as we address behaviors. We are recognizing students who are SAFE, are RESPONSIBLE and are RESPECTFUL. Please help us reinforce these behaviors by acknowledging these same appropriate behaviors at home.
I invite parents and family members to be actively involved in the daily learning taking place at our school. Small steps will lead to huge successes. Designate a space or area for your child to complete homework that is free from distractions. Check the backpack for graded papers and notes from the school or the teacher. CheckParentVUEto stay abreast of classwork and test grades. Create an open dialogue with your child by asking him/her some of the following questions: What did you learn at school? What did you like most at school? What happened that made you laugh? Who did you play with during recess? What was the easiest or hardest thing you did at school? Why was it so easy or so hard? What was something the teacher said to you that made you feel good about yourself and the work you were doing? What is something you did to recognize another student in a positive way?
The faculty and staff at Willard Model Elementary School want all of our students to be successful and feel great about the education they are receiving and the choices they are making.
I encourage you to maintain an active role in your child’s education. Volunteer as you can, join our PTA, attend school sponsored events, check homework and have your child at school on time (8:55) every day. Together, we can create a positive learning experience for your child.