Phone: 252-514-6420


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Master's Degree in Mathematics Education National Board Certified- Middle Childhood Generalist Apple Certified Teacher Seesaw Ambassador

Mrs. Elizabeth Witten



PLEASE go to my new 2020 Online Learning Page for updates and links to support your child during this time! 



Hi! My name is Mrs. Witten and I am so excited to be part of the first grade team at Ben D. Quinn!  Most importantly, I am THRILLED to be your teacher! It’s going to be a fun year filled with lots of learning and new adventures!  I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us. I can’t wait to know ALL about you!
Here are a few things about me…
I was born and raised in Grifton, NC.  I have two sisters, Crystal and Jimmi Sue, and I am the youngest of the three. When I graduated from High School, I attended ECU…GO PIRATES!  I majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science and Reading. I went back a few years later and got a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education.  In addition to 1st grade, I teach college math classes.
I am very happy to be starting my 18th year of teaching and my 10th year of teaching 1st grade! I have taught 5th grade , 2nd grade, and 3rd grade before
moving to my favorite grade of all…FIRST GRADE!
I am married to a wonderful man, Hank.  Our son, Zach, is going into 11th grade this year!  He stays busy with Boy Scouts, Band, and Church Activities. We have a 3 year old daughter, Avery, who will turn 4 on October 1st!  We have 3 Labrador Retrievers—a mama named Mudd, her son named Bacon, a grandson named Patton, a gray tabby cat named Dash, an orange tabby named Leo, and 2 class pets: a turtle named Stucky, and a gecko named Clark. As you can tell I love animals!
Here are a few of my favorite things…
Favorite Colors: Turquoise
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Fast Foods: Moe’s
Favorite Drinks: Flavored Coffee
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Animals: Sea Turtles & Polar Bears
Favorite Singers: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
Favorite Cartoon Character: Snoopy
Favorite Hobbies: Reading and Singing
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Dr. Seuss
I am so lucky to get to be your teacher this year! 
I know you will learn a lot and we will have so much fun together!