Leadership Team

Wendy Simpson-Tate
Wendy Simpson-Tate, Principal

Mrs. Tate is the principal at Hastings Elementary and is starting her seventh year as a campus administrator.  She joined Hastings Elementary last year as campus principal and is excited to have the opportunity to serve the community and scholars for the 2020-2021 school year.

>Mrs. Tate attended Texas Wesleyan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated as well as Eastern Star. Mrs. Tate is married and has two children who are both Juniors this year, one in high school and one in college.

Prior to joining Duncanville ISD, Mrs. Tate was a campus principal and assistant principal for 5 years in Everman ISD.  She has also served as an Instructional Specialist and classroom teacher for grades 1st, 2nd, 4th, as well as worked with grades Pre-Kinder thru 8th grade.

Mrs. Tate believes that relationships are extremely important when working with scholars and that every child can learn!  She’s excited to work with the Husky scholars and families this year as well as support the teachers and staff members at Hastings Elementary.

This year Mrs. Tate believes that Hastings Elementary will “Take the Lead in Excellence, One Student at a Time!

Latonya Hall, Asst. Principal

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:

My name is LaTonya Hall and it is my sincere honor to be your Assistant Principal at Hastings Elementary.  I am excited to be a part of an outstanding group of teachers, students, parents, and administrators.   I have a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern Arkansas and a Masters of Educational Administration. I have taught in the Math Center, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and Special Education. 

At Hastings, we are preparing our students to become leaders and to embrace a growth mindset.  We strive to show HUSKY P.R.I.D.E in all that we do.  The teachers and staff have high standards for all students and provide an atmosphere that is safe and engaging.  All expectations at Hastings focus on Patience, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence.  

I look forward to an amazing year of growth and collaboration.  We welcome you into our school and look forward to your presence at Hastings Elementary School.


LaTonya C. Hall, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal
Hastings Elementary