Hello! This will be my fifth and most exciting year at Brier Creek. I am so happy to be a Jet again with the wonderful staff here. My first two years I was a fifth grade teacher, then moved into the Technology Specialist position for the past two years. This year I will be wearing a few different hats that I am very excited about. I will serve our staff and students as the 3-5 Instructional Resource Teacher (IRT), Academically & Intellectually Gifted Teacher, and Intervention. I enjoy horseback riding, my rescue dog, woodworking, and camping.
I am passionate about a few things under the "Educational Umbrella", but the most important to me is relationships! I enjoy getting to know and understand my students and providing them a equitable and enjoyable experience while they are with me. I am very passionate about race equity among our staff and students, specifically how it affects their learning and time within the educational institution that is public school.
Years at BCES: 5
Favorites:color - green
restaurant - Jason's Deli, Panera
hobbies - camping, woodworking
gift cards - Target, Amazon
beverages/coffee- black coffee, Cherry Coke Zero
snacks/treat - Almonds
Ms. Corrody- ESL
Bio coming soon!
Ms. VonDerHeide- K-2 IRT/Literacy
Hi, my name is Jessica VonDerHeide and I am so excited about joining the Brier Creek family! I was born and raised in Wilson, NC. I received both my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. In 2008, I earned National Board Certification. My teaching experience includes kindergarten, first, and second grade. In addition to teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband Kenny and my son Christopher. I am looking forward to an awesome year of learning and growing with the Jets!
I am passionate about building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents. I am passionate about instilling a lifelong love of reading. I believe all students can learn and it is our responsibility as educators to provide a rigorous and engaging curriculum for each and every student.
Years at BCES: 0
Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory, any pizza place or Italian Food