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 Middle and High School.  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, Chip Gentry and I own a Falconry and Abatement Company here in Harnett County, in which we enjoy training birds of prey and teaching others about the sport.  We have 4 wonderful children and one grandchild.  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. 

Love and hugs, Mrs. Gentry