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I am very excited about being a part of your child's life this year. I want to share a little bit about myself so you have an idea of who your child spends their time with each day. I grew up in Vanceboro and attended Peace College after graduating from West Craven High School. At Peace College I earned my Associate Arts degree. I transferred to East Carolina University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching 2nd grade for 28 years. The first 10 years I taught at Graham A. Barden Elementary in Havelock, NC. The last 18 years have been spent at Vanceboro Farm Life. I was very lucky to get a second grade position at VFLE and to work with such an incredible staff. My assistant is Mrs. Rebecca Ellis and I am truly blessed to work with her everyday.
Aside from teaching, I am married with two amazing teenagers that keep us quite busy with swimming and volleyball. My family is very important to me and so are my students. I often refer to my students as "my kids' because in our year together they aren't just names on a class list, they become a part of my heart. I want you to know that I will do my very best this year to challenge the students and to prepare them for the next grade level. My goal is to work as a team with you and others in the school community to help the students succeed. Teamwork will help us achieve this goal. Please do not hesitate to contactme if you ever have questions or concerns about your child.