Meet Our Front Office Staff

  • Karen Pahl - Lead Secretary/Bookkeeper

    I've worked with WCPSS students for over fifteen years, in the classroom and in the office. I thrive on the excitement children show in learning something new. I believe anyone that works with students is a teacher and every relationship is important. My husband and I are Raleigh natives and WCPSS alumni.  We have two kids and two goldendoodles. In my spare time I sing, love watching musicals and pull for my Wolfpack!

    Danielle Webb - Data Manager

    I am grateful to be entering my third year at Washington GT Magnet Elementary and my tenth year of working for WCPSS. It is a pleasure to have been in both the classroom and the office, being able to teach and build relationships with students and families over the years. I am an alumnus of WCPSS and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a degree in Public Policy Analysis. My husband Michael and I have five children (4 boys, 1 girl). When we are not watching basketball on television, we are usually watching a basketball game in person. Otherwise, I'm reading, watching movies and musicals, or cheering on my Tar Heels! 

    Nikkia Higgs - Receptionist

    I am delighted to be a new member of the Washington GT Elementary Family! I come with over 10 years of adminstrative experience. I recently moved to the Raleigh area from Greenville, NC. I cherish every opportunity to inspire each student and let them know that learning goes beyond the classroom door. I live on the motto, "Bloom where You are planted!" I am the mother of 3 boys and 1 girl. In my spare time, you can find me spending time with my family. It is an honor to be part of this amazing school and I am looking forward to another awesome school year!