Meet our Administration
Phone: (919) 570-2100
Degrees and Certifications:
Meredith College - Bachelor of Science in Child Development University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Masters of Education in Literacy Studies Educational Leadership Supervision Certification
Ms. Tiffany Rich - Principal
I am the proud principal of Sanford Creek Elementary School and was honored to join this special community four and a half years ago. This is my 22nd year in education and my 18th year in year-round schools. Previous positions include First-grade teacher, Instructional Resource Teacher, and Assistant Principal, all of which have been in WCPSS. I have fond memories of growing up in Raleigh and am a girl who sticks close to home. I received my undergraduate degree from Meredith College and my graduate degrees from UNC-CH. Go Heels! In my spare time, I love to travel to Emerald Isle and relax by reading, biking, walking on the beach, boating and digging my toes in the sand! At home in Raleigh, most times one would find me working on a home improvement decorating project, spending time with family and friends, and playing with my twins (cats). The Sanford Creek family is a remarkable group of individuals who truly care about the education, experiences, and lives of children. I am excited to continue our work of “growing ALL learners and leaders” as we move forward together.
Phone: 919-570-2100 ex. 20242
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S., Elementary Education, NCCU M.Ed. -School Administration, NCSU
Ms. Gladys Washington - Assistant Principal
I am honored to be the assistant principal of Sanford Creek Elementary School and thrilled to be a Blue Jay! This is my 24th year as an educator. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University and my graduate degree in School Administration from North Carolina State University. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, I was a classroom teacher with experience in grades one through four. Over the span of my career, I have worked for both Beaufort and Jasper County School Districts in South Carolina, as well as taught in Edgecombe and Harnett County Public Schools. However, the majority of my professional career has been in WCPSS.
I’ve lived in Raleigh most of my life and still enjoy the countless amenities it offers. I have a son who is a graduate student at NC State in Sports Management, Recreation, and Tourism. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, taking long walks, writing poetry, beautifying my yard, and spending time with family and friends. As an advocate for equity, I am passionate about ensuring that all students have equitable access to resources, providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities, and building strong partnerships with families and students. Since my values and beliefs closely align with the values of this amazing school community, I know this is the perfect home for me. I look forward to creating great memories and working alongside the Sanford Creek Community to inspire lifelong learning, leadership, and excellence!