Kelly Walker



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Kelly Walker

I am so excited to be the principal of Cove Creek School. I believe that Cove Creek is a special place. I am so impressed by our amazing teachers, excellent staff, stellar students and kind families and community members. I look forward to learning alongside all of you and serving you the best way I can to support our students. 

Many years ago, I graduated from Appalachian State University. It is a dream come true to be able to live here and raise my daughter, Lucy, who is a rising 7th grader at Hardin Park. My husband, Zach Walker, is one of the two theater teachers at Watauga High School. We feel very blessed to work in such an amazing school system. 
I have been an elementary school principal and a high school assistant principal. I taught 7th grade Science and Social Studies, 6/7/8 Language Arts and was the AIG Specialist for two different middle schools. I feel very blessed to have worked at every level in the Pre-K - 12th grade world of education. I feel that I really have a sense of how to support our students, teachers, staff, and families as we set our sights on the goal of having every Cove Creek student graduate from high school four years after they leave our school. 
I love to read, I love to run, I love to listen to live music, and watch all types of sporting events. I love the beach as much as I love the mountains. I love to eat good food (prepared by someone else :). I feel very lucky to be able to lead and serve here at Cove Creek. 
Please do not hesitate to reach out and contact me if you have a question or a suggestion. I look forward to getting to know all of you as the year goes on!