Principal

Welcome to Barnardsville Elementary School

'Home of the Ivy Hawks'

Holly Houchard, Principal

Email: holly.houchard@bcsemail.org
Phone:  (828) 626-2290 Fax: (828) 626-3750
20 Hillcrest Drive Barnardsville, NC 28709

 Holly Houchard



Hello Ivy Hawk families! Thank you for visiting our website! My name is Holly Houchard and I am happy to be joining your family as Principal of Barnardsville Elementary School. 


Most of my educational experience is in Yancey County where I was the principal of South Toe Elementary and Cane River Middle School for a total of five years. My experience also includes assistant principal, alternative school coordinator, and middle grades math teacher. I earned my undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Math and Social Studies from Mars Hill University, and my Master’s Degree in School Administration from Western Carolina University. 


My husband and I have three children - ages 21, 19, and 6. In our time that we are not in school, we enjoy camping, hiking, bicycling - anything outdoors! 


I believe that every child can become academically successful in an environment that is positive and nurturing. 


I look forward to working with the students, families, staff and community of Barnardsville Elementary School!