Phone: (919) 918 -2160 Ext. 22001
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Tiffany Newsome
Welcome to a school year that is like no other! I am elated to serve as the Principal of Rashkis Elementary School! I join the Rashkis community with much experience in our district where I have been a teacher, an intern, an assistant principal, and now a principal! While I have had many experiences in other districts and countries, there is something about Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools that keeps calling me to continue in the work toward a shared vision of reaching success for every child! My own experience as a public school student began in a small town called Kelford, which is located in Bertie County, North Carolina. My upbringing in Bertie produced resilience, fostered hope, and ultimately inspired me to join other educators in their strategic efforts to break down barriers to success, so that all students receive the quality education that they so rightfully deserve. For this reason, I am committed to working with each person in our Rashkis community to make our school a place where dreams are ignited and staff and students feel valued. This is no small task, but I believe that we can achieve this with innovation, flexibility, and unwavering commitment.
My approach to leadership is driven by 3Cs: Communication, Collaboration, and Celebration! This means that others can count on me to be open and honest about the work that our community does together, collaborate with stakeholders on how to address our school’s specific needs, and celebrate each other as we make progress toward our shared goals! I support staff and students as they take risks, learn and develop innovative strategies, and unlock their greatest potential! The stakes are high in education, but I am always up for the challenge, and I hope that you are as well!
Phone: (919) 918 - 2160 Ext. 22002
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Christina Richardson
I am originally from Queens, New York; though I grew up in Fayetteville, NC. Growing up in a military town taught me to value the diversity represented in the nation and the world in which we live. I received the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship and completed my undergraduate studies at UNC Greensboro. I earned my bachelor's degree in Mathematics and also minored in romance languages with a concentration in Spanish. My teaching experience began in Greensboro, NC as a math teacher. I quickly transitioned to teaching in Alamance County, where I currently reside. While with the Alamance Burlington School System, I was a member of the district Common Core Transition Team, as well as the district Technology Implementation Team. I began my graduate studies, during my last year of teaching and earned a master's degree in Executive Leadership Studies from Gardner-Webb University. Shortly thereafter, I was named an NC Principal Fellow and earned my second master's degree in School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. I currently hold a NC superintendents’ licensure and Education Specialist degree from UNC Greensboro.
My administrative career began in 2015 as the assistant principal at Rashkis Elementary School. Since 2015, I’ve had the opportunity to grow professionally and learn more about the Rashkis community. I am honored to work with such a dedicated staff and such amazing students.