Dr. Mark Kenjarski

  • Dr. Kenjarski joined the staff at Partnership Elementary the first year it opened its doors in 1998.  Previous to his current role as Senior Partner, Dr. Kenjarski taught kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and served as the instructional resource teacher at Partnership. He has earned degrees from the State University of New York at Geneseo, The College of William and Mary, and North Carolina State University (twice). He has also earned National Board Certification.  Dr. Kenjarski enjoys being active outdoors with his family. 

Michele Tempke

  • Mrs. Tempke's background consists of instructing students for a total of 14 years, ranging from teaching kindergarten through third grade, in addition to one year of special education. Prior to teaching, she worked in the field of developmental disabilities, directing staff who served individuals in group homes and provided one on one services. She is a proud graduate of East Carolina University where she obtained a Masters in School Administration. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. She obtained her National Board Certification in 2013. Mrs. Tempke spends most of her family free time at ice rinks, as her children play travel ice hockey. They are devoted fans of the Carolina Hurricanes. In the off season you can find the Tempkes at a field watching their children play lacrosse or soccer.

Karen Lizotte

  • Mrs. Lizotte joined the Partnership family in 2004. Before joining Partnership teaching first grade, Mrs. Lizotte taught first and second grade for fifteen years in Virginia. She became the Instructional Resource Teacher in 2005.  Mrs. Lizotte earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mrs. Lizotte loves to read and spend time with her family in her free time.