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Mr. Joel Perrell
Hello! My name is Joel Perrell. I am a Fifth grade teacher at Creekside Elementary School. This is my fourth year teaching and I am excited to see what this school year has in store for our class as we get back into a more normal school year.
A little bit about me: I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, moving to Wilmington, NC where I completed my Bachelor's degree at UNC-Wilmington. I have now lived here in New Bern, NC for 4 years and have come to really know and enjoy this area of our wonderful state. I have arrived in the teaching field by non-conventional means, as I did not discover my passion for teaching until after I graduated college. My educational background is in youth sport leadership and leadership studies, which has many parallels with teaching in their core principles; leadership, motivation, and encouraging youth to better themselves by developing productive life habits. This is what I hope to achieve as a teacher and look forward to the school year ahead!