Mrs. Candace N. Watson, Principal

Phone: 919-881-4920


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Mrs. Candace N. Watson, Principal

My commitment to students and their learning is the focus of everything that I do. I will keep Lacy students at the forefront of every decision. It is important to me that our school and community work together to meet the needs of all of our students. I will work diligently to ensure that each student enjoys a productive and positive experience while attending Lacy Elementary School. I am committed, first and foremost, to the academic, social and emotional development of all the students who attend Lacy Elementary School, and I will treat all children with the respect and dignity they deserve.

As a native of North Carolina, I have had the opportunity to live in various parts of our state throughout my career. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University in 1991. My teaching career included teaching middle school math for seven years in Edgecombe, Montgomery and Vance. In 1998, I had the opportunity to come to the Wake County Public School System as a seventh grade math teacher at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School. I earned my National Board Certification while at East Millbrook. During my time at East Millbrook, I also began work on my Masters of School Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After two years of course work, I transferred to North Carolina State University, where I completed my degree. I became an assistant principal at Carnage Magnet Middle School in 2001. I joined the Lacy family on November 1, 2014.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and reading. I enjoy participating in fitness activities, exercising and being active. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy a variety of sports. Although I am a Duke fan, I enjoy following all area ACC teams. My favorite hobby is traveling. Whether traveling to the mountains or beaches of North Carolina, across the United States or to other countries, I am always ready to go and experience new things and see new places.