Phone: (972) 794-2559


Degrees and Certifications:

Candace Whitfield Sanders

Mathematics & Science CIC 


This is Ms. Whitfield’s second year at Gooch Elementary. She has been in the field of education for 15 years- 8 years as a teacher, 2 years as an Assistant Principal, and 5 years as an instructional coach. She has lived in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas. She loves to spend time with her daughter and husband more than anything in the world and loves all things related to the Pacific Northwest. 

Her philosophy is summed up by the late Stephen Covey, ‘Leadership is affirming people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.’



B.S. Elementary Education 

M.Ed. Instructional Leadership



Early Childhood-6th Grade Generalist

K-12 Principal



‘The world is changed by your example, not your opinion’. - Paulo Coelho

‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.’ Rumi