Phone: 910-893-3483


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Family and Consumer Sciences - Campbell University, 2004 Birth-Kindergarten Licensure- North Carolina Central University, 2010

Mrs. Sommer Gentry

Hello!  Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Sommer Gentry and I am proud to be a product of Harnett County Schools.  I grew up in Harnett County and went to Boone Trail elementary and Western Harnett.  I am in my 12th year of teaching Kindergarten at Lillington-Shawtown Elementary School.  I began my teaching career at Lillington-Shawtown 15 years ago in the Preschool Disabilities classroom.  I received my bachelor's degree from Campbell University in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development. I began my journey as a lateral entry teacher and began teaching at LSES in 2007.  During that time I received my Licensure to teach Birth-Kindergarten through North Carolina Central University. I was honored to be LSES teacher of the year in 2012.    

My husband is Chip Gentry.  We have been married for 7 years and together we have 4 wonderful children (Marlee, Charli, Harrison, and Austin).  We had our first grandchild, Oliver in March. Chip and I have a Falconry business in which we enjoy training birds of prey and teaching others about the sport.  Our life is busy and full of adventures.   I enjoy baking, exercising, fishing, and going to the beach and mountains. 

I look forward to working with you and your child this year as we learn, play, explore, and most of all...HAVE FUN!  Teaching is a passion of mine and I strive to meet if not exceed standards when it comes to teaching your child.  This year will be exciting because we can get back to doing school semi-normal.  

Love and hugs, Mrs. Gentry



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