Elementary Teachers

Pre-K

Kelly Measamer

College: Nash Community College, East Carolina University BA Education

Why I love to teach: I am passionate about watching students learn and unlock doors to new ideas and concepts.

Renee Peele

Teacher Assistant

College: Nash Community College

Degrees: Childcare Credentials I, Childcare Business

Area of Expertise/Passion: My passion is sharing/showing God’s love to the children and getting to know the families in my class.

Why I love to teach: I enjoy loving on the children. I find excitement in that moment when I see them master the letter or number they have been working on.


Kindergarten

Harriett Fisher

College: Barton College(Atlantic Christian College)

Degrees: BS Elementary Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Kindergarten/ Teaching students how to read and enjoy it.

Why I love to teach: Teaching is my passion...watching/helping kindergarten students learn how to read and write. It brings my life joy and happiness to help students grow and learn!

Kim Evans

Teacher Assistant

College: Nash Community College

Degrees: Associates in Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant

Area of Expertise/Passion: Exceptional Education needs

Why I love to teach: I believe “you teach a love for learning, and they can learn forever.”

First grade

Lori Griffin

College: Piedmont International University

Degrees: BA Religious Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: 1st grade teacher

Why I love to teach: As an early education teacher, it gives me joy to help a child develop a love for learning.

Kelly Leonard

College: Louisburg College, East Carolina University

Degrees: Associate in Arts, BS Elementary Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Writing/Language Arts

Why I love to teach: I enjoy having an impact on the future. I get a chance to speak truth and knowledge into students.


Second grade

Jenniffer Lewis

College: East Carolina University

Degrees: BS Elementary Education (Concentration in Early Childhood)

Area of Expertise/Passion: Math/Science

Honors/Awards: Magna Cum Laude 1997, Teacher of the Year 1999-2000

Why I love to teach: Teaching children is a passion. I love to watch that light bulb spark, and to see the overall growth of students from year to year.


Third grade

Paisley Roberson

College: Barton College

Degrees: BS Elementary Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Passion for watching children grow.

Honors/Awards: Teacher of the Year at Red Oak Elementary, Teacher of the Year at Swift Creek

Why I love to teach: I love watching all children grow in any capacity. Watching the “light bulb come on” is the greatest feeling in the world.

Elizabeth Wilson

College: NC Wesleyan College

Degrees: BS K-6 Education, Minor in History

Area of Expertise/Passion: Christian Education, Exceptional Education, Reaching the Whole Child

Why I love to teach: The teaching mission field is always changing. I love being challenged through curriculum changes, learning styles, and the different personalities of students.


Fourth grade

Robin Farmer

Teacher (Language Arts/Math)

College: East Carolina University

Degrees: MA Learning Disabilities

Why I love to teach: Teaching gives me the opportunity to share knowledge, but more importantly, to point students to our Savior, Jesus.

Linda Hughes

Teacher (History/Science/Bible)

College: Lander University

Degrees: BA Sociology, additional coursework in Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: History and Bible (I want children to learn it and love it.)

Honors/Awards: Magna Cum Laude

Why I love to teach: God put a love for children in my heart, and I love seeing how the Lord uses me in their lives.


Fifth grade

Dawn Brantley

College: Atlantic Christian College

Degrees: BS Elementary Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: My passion is teaching Bible because I learn as much from the children as they learn from me.

Why I love to teach: I love to teach because I can inspire students not only academically but also personally, especially in their walk with Jesus Christ. It is very rewarding to see their faces when they understand a new objective, but more heartwarming is when I see their walk with Jesus Christ become stronger. I chose to teach because I wanted to make a difference in a child’s life (a positive difference) whether academically or personally.

Maria Watson

College: UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina University

Degrees: BS Elementary Education, MA Reading Education

Honors/Awards: Nash Rocky Mount Teacher of the Year Nominee, HIS Radio Teacher of the Month

Why I love to teach: Teaching gives me the opportunity to impact and influence lives. I can fill their minds with knowledge, their hearts with truth, and guide them in the application of both. Children are a treasure from the Lord and teaching is a blessing. What a joy to see their eyes light up when they “get it”!


Media Specialist

Candice Belk

Library/Media Specialist

College: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University

Degrees: BS Elementary Education, MA Library Science

Area of Expertise/Passion: Reading, Technology, working with students

Why I love to teach: I love to teach students so I can share my love of reading! I am passionate about the importance of literature across the curriculum. I believe a firm foundation in reading can carry students far in their academic success.


Reading Enrichment & Remediation

Michelle Butler

Great Books Teacher, Reading Remediation

College: East Carolina University

Degrees: BS Early Childhood, MA Ed. Elementary Education, Minor in French

Area of Expertise/Passion: Teaching writing and reading

Why I love to teach: Teaching students to effectively write and read enables them to reach their potential for God. Teaching has lifelong implications for the students.

Administration


Elaine Bunn

Elementary School Principal, High School English Teacher

College: Lee University, East Carolina University

Degrees: BS Elementary Education, MA Library Science, ACSI Professional Lifetime Elementary Principal Educator Certification

Area of Expertise/Passion: Language Arts, Student Motivation

Honors/Awards: Teacher of the Year, School Improvement chairman, AdvancED School Accreditation team member, School Wide Leadership team member

Why I love to teach: I love helping students believe in themselves and reach their full potential

 

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