Meet the Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Sandy Chambers

Sandy Chambers is married and a mother of a high-school senior and a second-year college student. She opened Hortons Creek Elementary School in 2017, and is in her seventh year as the Principal of Hortons Creek Elementary in Cary, NC. She is in her twenty-ninth year as an educator, which includes teaching and administrative experience in the Durham Public Schools System and Wake County Public Schools System in North Carolina. She received Bachelor's and Doctorate of Education degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Masters of Elementary Education degree from North Carolina Central University. She is also a TED-Ed Innovative Educator Alumna.

At Hortons Creek Elementary, the themes of #hawksdoitdifferent and #otherhawksmatter brand its reputation in equity and connections to others. Dr. Chambers is extremely passionate about erasing systematic educational structures while increasing intrinsically motivated students and teachers. She lives by the Simon Sinek quote “Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” Her passion also lies within creating opportunities for all students to integrate technology and experience collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking skills through equitable practices daily. Dr. Chambers believes in and strives to become better every day. But the most important thing you need to know about Dr. Chambers is that, as a former Tarheel Cheerleader, she bleeds Tarheel blue!

Check out this video aired on Education Matters with Dr. Chambers!