Degrees and Certifications:

Donna Kelly

I am so excited to serve as your Principal.  I am proud to be a product of Gaston County Schools, graduating from South Point High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and my Masters Degree in School Administration from UNC-Charlotte. My entire educational career has been spent in this county.  My professional experiences include classroom teacher of second graders and third graders, School-wide Enrichment Facilitator for Kindergarten - fifth graders, and Language Arts Instructional Specialist for the district. I am thrilled to continue my career journey as the educational leader for Rankin students.  

I think our school is a wonderful place where students experience personal growth and success through the positive support of faculty, parents, and the community.  Some of the smartest, the kindest, and the hardest working students in the world will enter our front doors on August 17 and I cannot wait!  Together - staff, students, and parents - we will strive to achieve our goal each and every day - SUCCESS!  One Town, One School, One Goal - Team Rankin.  

Rankin will provide a quality education to all students that promotes various learning styles in a safe, mutually respectful, and nurturing environment.  I value your input and partnership in the educational experience of our students.  Do not hesitate to stop by, email or call to make an appointment if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's education.  Let's work together to make this the best year yet!