Phone: 336-703-4100


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education & Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, K-6 Certification and AIG Licensure

Mrs. Debra Lackey

All About Your Teacher          

Welcome to your fifth grade year at KES!  My name is Mrs. Lackey and I have the privilege of working with you this year as your teacher!  I am beginning my tenth year of teaching fifth grade, my third year at KES, and my sixth year of teaching AIG.  I grew in a small North Carolina mountain town named Brevard.  After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, my husband and I moved to Kernersville in 2000.  We have two wonderful boys who are in 7th grade at Paisley IB Magnet and 5th grade here at KES.  We also are fortunate to have two amusing cats named Pepper and Lily.  Our family enjoys traveling, trying new kinds of foods, being outdoors, and watching all kinds of sports - especially anything involving our beloved Tar Heels. 

          I hope that you have had both a relaxing and exciting summer.  You may not want to admit it, but I suspect you are a bit excited about returning to KES for your last year of elementary school.  Are you ready to have the best year ever?  I hope so!  My expectations for you include that you will learn more about yourself and start making goals for your future, improve your ability to attack challenging problems, read new kinds of books you haven't tried before, develop an appreciation for our nation’s rich history, and get super excited about Science! 

Contacting Mrs. Lackey

          The best way to reach me is through school email at  I typically check email in the morning, during my planning time (Encore), and at the end of the day.  I am also available to conference afterschool.    

          Have you joined our classroom’s Remind apps?    These let me send you info via text or email about my Block class and homeroom.  Look for this page on the left-hand side tool bar.