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Ms. Elspeth Avery

I am a New Bern, NC native and a proud supporter of my hometown as well as NBHS. I have been teaching English at NBHS since January 2019 and enjoy learning from students equally as much as teaching. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management at Appalachian State University and later decided to follow my heart's true calling and become a teacher.  I am a pet parent to a sweet hound dog named Josephine and crazy cat, Ophelia. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, being on the water, exercising, and spending quality time with friends and family. 

I chose to enter the field of teaching to awaken a passion for literature and writing in young people and to help students identify their strengths and significance. The question is not “How smart are you?” but rather, “How are you smart?”