Phone: (571) 367-4020


Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Elementary Education

Mrs. Rachel Whitehurst

Hello, Cardinal Ridge Families! My name is Rachel Whitehurst, and this is my second year at Cardinal Ridge Elementary! I grew up in Loudoun County and have been a student in LCPS since 3rd grade. I graduated from Old Dominion University with my  Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. My teaching career began in 2015 at a private school in Ashburn, I then moved to LCPS in 2019 working with Kindergarteners. This year I am thrilled to be back with the 3rd grade team at CRE! Go Red Wings!

I live in Leesburg with my husband and our two boys, Brooks and Brantley. In my free time I love to read, spend time outdoors, and take walks with our dog Tucker. My students love to hear about the adventures of Brooks and Brantley, and I love sharing pictures and videos of my family with my students. 

I look forward to working with the third graders and their families at Cardinal Ridge! I am grateful to be able to help my community and create a safe, welcoming environment for all scholars. Partnering with families to empower students and creating authentic learning experiences is my passion. I am thrilled to continue this inCREdible school year learning and growing together!