Principal Stokes

The community is excited to learn that the Caswell County Board of Education has named a new principal at Bartlett Yancey Senior High School.

Caswell County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carter is enthusiastic in her praise of the new principal, Lance Stokes.

“It is my privilege to introduce Mr. Lance Stokes as our new principal of Bartlett Yancey Senior High School. With a candidate pool of over 16 applicants, Mr. Stokes has the qualities and skills to bring Bartlett Yancey Senior High School to new heights.”  

To ensure the right candidate was selected as principal for BYSHS, in November of 2019, a survey was sent to BYSHS students, district staff as well as community members to provide feedback as to the qualities and skills needed in the new principal.  The feedback was clear as to selecting a principal that has a strong academic focus, successful experience as a school administrator as well as excellent rapport with students, staff and the community.  

“Our 11-panel interview committee was comprised of community members as well as BYSHS staff and Central office staff.  The dedicated committee spent numerous days reviewing applications and interviewing many highly qualified candidates. Mr Stokes stood out as the leader for BYSHS!” says Dr. Carter. “ His strong leadership skills, compassion for educating students as well as his support in ensuring students have opportunities to be successful beyond high school made him stand out from other candidates.  The Caswell County Board of Education and I are excited for the leadership vision that Mr. Stokes will bring to BYSHS!”

He grew up in Caswell County and is a graduate of BYSHS. “Please join me in welcoming Mr. Stokes as he returns to Caswell County.  A “meet and greet” will be planned in the near future as he transitions to BYSHS over the upcoming 60 days,” Dr. Carter adds.

Stokes has shared the following information:

“It is indeed an honor and privilege to be named Principal of Bartlett Yancey Senior High. It is great to come “Home” and serve the community that formed my core values and taught me how education, determination, and work ethic could provide me access to so many opportunities in life. I believe that the entire community has a responsibility to ensure our students are successful and graduate career, college, and life ready. 

As an educator, I have twenty years of experience. I began my career as an elementary teacher, and I have sixteen years of experience as a school administrator serving as an assistant principal for six years and a principal for ten years. I have served as a principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Guilford County Schools. I’ve earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of School Administration, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

My wife Fredricca and I have been married for seventeen years, and we have two wonderful teenaged children: Lauryn and Cameron. In my spare time, some of my hobbies include learning new things, reading, traveling, and playing the piano. Together, we will continue the GREAT things happening for our entire school community.”