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Dr.  Rachel  Walk

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Rachel Walk


It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve your family at Haynesfield Elementary. I am thrilled to begin a new school year at HES and look forward to working with students, staff, parents, and community members. It is my goal to continue the success that our students have experienced over the past years.  I am dedicated to work as a partner with you to ensure the best education for your child. Together we will strive to provide an exciting and developmentally appropriate learning environment that will engage, challenge, and inspire each child. I promise you that I will care for your child as I do my own children and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as Haynesfield’s principal. 


I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit Haynesfield and be a part of your community’s school. Together, we will make a positive difference for your child. If I can assist you any way please call or email.




My Family


I am married to Roger who is a supervisor with Johnson City Schools.  We have three children, Torey, Kate, and Jonah.  My parents, Bill and Margaret Day have been a influential part of my life.  They are both retired, my dad from the Postal Service and my mom from Sullivan County schools where she taught for over 30 years.  I have four siblings:  Nathan Day, an accountant; Jared Day, an administrator in Johnson City; and Sarah Cross, Library Media Specialist at Avoca.




In my free time you will find me with my family.  We like to take walks, play outside, and eat ice cream.  In addition, I like to ride bikes and horses, go swimming, and read books. My favorite color is yellow and I love to eat pizza, too. The best thing about being a principal is helping children and making learning fun.    




I graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a master degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a doctorate degree in Education and School Leadership.


 Teaching Experience


I am beginning my seventeenth year in education, and my tenth year as a principal.  My teaching experience began at Central Elementary where I taught PreK, first, and third grades.  I taught sixth grade at Anderson Elementary.  In 2005, I became the Early Childhood Director for Bristol City Schools.  My first principalship was at Fairmount Elementary in 2006.  I then became principal of Central Elementary when Fairmount moved in 2008.  When the new building was completed, we moved back to Fairmount.  I moved to the principalship at Haynesfield in 2012.