Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Kathy Rackley
It is a privilege to work with you, the families and community members of Walnut Creek Elementary, as we strengthen the partnerships that best support our youth. I began my career as an educator with WCPSS in 1993. My first teaching position was with kindergarten students. I then changed grade levels and moved to a first grade teaching position. After eight years in the primary grades, I was ready for a new challenge. I obtained my master's degree in Library and Information Science and served as a media specialist for seven years. My next professional change came in 2007 when I was appointed Assistant Principal of Lincoln Heights Elementary School. I joined the Walnut Creek Elementary family in 2016.
While growing and changing professionally, I was also learning about the joys and demands of parenting. My husband and I had two daughters who both went through the Wake County school system. My oldest daughter, Morgan, is now a nurse at UNC Hospital. Our youngest daughter, Madison, is a senior at UNC Charlotte University. Although my girls are older than the children we teach, I can say with all sincerity that I have experienced many parenting challenges. I can relate to many of the struggles parents face. That is why I am extremely dedicated to supporting the academic, emotional and social growth of our students.
My vision is to continue serving where I can promote student achievement and empower students to accomplish their dreams. I believe that it doesn’t matter which school students attend, the goal is always to develop a community of partners that strive to do what’s best for children. This goal can only be accomplished through consistent and honest communication that results in problem-solving and a relentless commitment for continuous improvement. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together!