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2nd Grade

Meet the Second Grade Team

2nd grade
  • Lizzie Law

    I am a Cultural Exchange teacher and arrived in Raleigh in August 2016 with VIF International Education – I can’t wait to get started teaching second grade and explore all that North Carolina has to offer!  I am originally from England, United Kingdom, from a great city called Sheffield that’s famous for steel, friendly people and the Olympian Jessica Ennis Hill.  I have been teaching for four years and worked across grade levels 1-5 in England and was privileged to be able to teach some fantastically creative students who came from a variety of different backgrounds and languages.  I also taught for a few years working in a boarding school on the English coast, which I loved!  I have recently finished studying an M.A. in Creative Writing and English is one of my favorite subjects to teach.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, walking, baking and other crafts. 

    Jane Barbour

    I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and I hold a BS in Elementary Education from University of Kansas.  My husband and I have two daughters and one son. My children attended Washington GT Magnet. Our family loves traveling and boating. We also enjoy spending time together in the NC mountains.
    I enjoy gardening, beekeeping, baking and sewing!

    Mercedes F. Leonard

    1983, BS Industrial Engineering, Adamson University Manila, Philippines (1983); 1986, Volunteer, NAMFREL (National Citizens For Free Elections) Manila, Philippines (1986); 1987, Married Dan E. Leonard, moved to Raleigh, NC (1987);  Elementary Education (K-6) Meredith College, Raleigh, (1990); Joined WCPSS in 1992; Joined Washington Elementary School in 1996; Assistant Delegate, World Special Summer Olympics Raleigh, NC – 1999; Beginning Teacher Mentor (since 2006); National Board Certified Teacher, 2008; Aka Bella's Mommy (the best title ever!); I love the beach, working in the yard, and cooking.  I would really love to learn how to swim!


    Anna Madison

    I'm a native of western North Carolina. I've been in the field of Education for more than twenty years. In my years of teaching, I've had the opportunity to teach a variety of grade levels. Each level brings its own level of excitement. I'm a graduate of Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. I received my teaching certification from Shaw University. I hold a Master's degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. It's so rewarding to be a positive part of a student's learning process. I truly appreciate their creative thinking ideas and eagerness to learn. Rarely, is there a dull moment in my day. My motto: "Make everyday count for something positive and rewarding!" Hobbies includes: Traveling and Shopping


    Beth Pitcher