• Welcome to Special Programs at Davis Drive Elementary!

AU1

 Jennifer Yancey

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Jennifer Yancey

Email:  jyancey @wcpss.net

I was born and raised in Rhode Island. I graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in Elementary/Special Education. I moved to NC in 2008 to take a job at Davis Drive Elementary and have been here ever since. I now live in Sanford with my husband, two cats, and dog. 

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 Amy Lewis

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Amy Lewis

Teacher Assistant AU1

Email:  alewis8 @wcpss.net

 Mona Raval

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Mona Raval

Teacher Assistant AU1

Email:  mraval @wcpss.net

AU2

 Lynn Semyck

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Lynn Semyck

Email:  lsemyck @wcpss.net

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I began teaching students with exceptional needs in 1987 and I can honestly say that I enjoy coming to school every day! An Alumni from Northern Michigan University and the University of North Alabama, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002, and 2012. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, taking photos, and bragging about my children, David and Nick. A techy-wanna-be, I have great plans and ideas for making my own apps for children and teachers in the special education world. Finding time to learn how to write programs is my next challenge! I feel very lucky to be working at Davis Drive Elementary School. The staff, administration, parents, and students are supportive and amazing!

 Sayeeda Siddiqui

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Sayeeda Siddiqui

Teacher Assistant AU2

Email:  ssiddiqui @wcpss.net

 Meghan Zalc

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Meghan Zalc

Teacher Assistant AU2

Email:  mzalc @wcpss.net

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 Becky Bray

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Becky Bray

Email:  bbray @wcpss.net

I have been a special education teacher for thirty-four years and taught in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. I have been a Cross-Categorical Resource teacher  at Davis Drive Elementary for twenty years. I am National Board Certified Special Education Teacher.  I have an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in Interrelated Disciplines.

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 Susan McDermott

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Susan McDermott

Email:  smcdermott @wcpss.net

Originally from NY with a 10 year stop in Washington, D.C. Susan McDermott has lived in Cary and been a member of the Davis Drive Elementary family for the past 20 years.  First as a parent and PTA Board member, Susan has been a Special Education Teacher at DDE for the past 15 years.  In addition to her degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education she holds a Master’s Degree is in Special Education with a concentration in Behavior.   Susan loves teaching special education and when it comes to ‘it taking a village’ she thinks that the DDE staff, students, and parents make this the greatest village to teach and learn!

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 Sathya Sundaram

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Sathya Sundaram

Email: Ssundaram @wcpss.net

I am Sathya Sundaram and this is my first year as CCR K-1 teacher at Davis Drive Elementary. Over the course of my career in special education, I have taught a variety of age groups ranging from Preschool through Middle School, in the States of North Carolina, Maine and New York.  I hold a Masters degree in Special Education from Syracuse University.  I live in Cary, with my husband and 14- year old daughter who is an alumnus of Davis Drive Elementary. I love reading and taking trips with my family.

I am super excited to be part of the Davis Drive Family and am looking forward to a Successful and Productive year!!!

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 Judy Albrecht

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Judy Albrecht

CCR Teacher Assistant

Email:  jalbrecht @wcpss.net

OT (Occupational Therapist)

 Tyler Dunn

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Tyler Dunn

Email:  tdunn @wcpss.net

Speech

 Kobi Goodloe

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Kobi Goodloe

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After living in California for nearly 20 years, I decided to give North Carolina a try.  I met my husband at NC State (go Wolfpack!) on part of a student exchange program, and haven’t left since.   Once I earned my master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at East Carolina University (go Pirates!), I worked for two years in private practice with adults and children providing services through home health, the hospital setting, and in the schools.   My husband and I decided to move back to Wake County to seek employment in the schools.  I have worked at Olive Chapel Elementary and Davis Drive Elementary for the past 16 years, and currently serve as an area team lead for the Western part of the county.  In all of my spare time, I enjoy running, playing softball and spending time on our boat, either at the beach or on the lake.  It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with so many talented teachers, support staff, and of course, children.

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