Meet Washington's Specialist Team

  • Jennifer Eacret - Dance

    I hold a BS in Dance Education from East Carolina University. I have been teaching 23 years with 18 being at Washington. I am married with 2 children and I am a Disney Fanatic.


    Melissa Smith - Music


    Liz Reynolds - World Languages

    Hi! My name is Liz Reynolds and I love teaching Spanish (and facilitating language learning in German, French, Chinese and other more!) at Washington GT Magnet! This is my fifth year teaching and I have had the joy of teaching special education and first grade in the past. I obtained my bachelor and masters degrees at SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Buffalo in western New York (don't miss that snow!). I am certified in the areas of Spanish, ESL, Special Education, and Elementary Education. My loves and passions include: my husband, working with children, animals (I have two furbabies), music, languages, and crafting...and Diet Coke!


    Sarah Kichefski - Physical Education

    This is my second year as Washington’s Physical Education teacher. My journey at Washington began in the winter of 2011, as a Special Programs Teacher Assistant. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education and a double minor- Health Education and Adapted Physical Education. In addition to teaching, I coach the Washington Running Club and Washington Track Team. I nurture the importance of a positive elementary experience that provides as fun, active and knowledgeable learning experience for your child.

    North Carolina has been my home for just over 5 years. My kids have paws :) I have a cat named Superman and a dog named Barrett. I am also an auntie to two amazing young ladies who inspire me with their creativity and "spunkiness". I enjoy watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers.


    Michael Bell - Band Director

    This is my 32nd year, my 30th in public school, and I have taught in 7 schools to date. I have also taught in Junior College for one semester as adjunct faculty. Before I started teaching at 28, I played music full time on the road and in the studio for recording dates and part/full time after that. I have been in Wake county since 2000.  B.S. Music, 1980, BME Music, Master of Music Education 1990 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.


    Sonya Drum - Art

    Chris Chappell - Drama

    Jill Sherling - Orchestra