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Meet the Special Programs Team

  • Amy Jo Glenn

    I currently serve as a CCR teacher at Washington GT Magnet Elementary in the afternoon. I have served as an educator for many years. I love spending time with my family and going to the beach.


    Sarah Endorf

    I currently serve as a CCR teacher at Washington GT Magnet Elementary. I graduated from Elon University with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. I love spending time with my family, dog, friends.  One of my favorite things to do is travel.


    Dan Gridley

    I earned my undergraduate degree from Syracuse University (Elementary Education K-6, Special Education K-12).  I earned my Masters of Education degree from Bridgewater State College (Reading K-12). I have been teaching for nearly two decades in four states and eight schools. I have been the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award at three elementary schools in Wake County (Barwell Road, Rand Road, and Washington). I have also received an Employee Excellence award while at Rand Road. I enjoy traveling with my family and spending time at the family farm.


    Lauren Socha

    I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011 with a degree in history and I have worked in Special Education full time since then in many capacities. I am currently working on my masters degree online at UNC Charlotte! My favorite hobby is traveling the world with my wonderful husband Adam. We have been to 8 countries together the last 4 years, and many more are to come. We have two awesome dogs named Lily and Ruby who are spoiled rotten. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing how different every single student's needs are and meeting those needs individually in a positive way. I absolutely love working at Washington Elementary and being a wizard! 


    Katherine Troxler

    I grew up in Raleigh and have a younger sister and two younger brothers. My entire family currently lives in Raleigh.
    I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Elon University and completed internships at EM Yoder elementary and Division TEACCH in Chapel Hill. After college I moved to Washington DC for 2 years where I worked for Kennedy Krieger Institute at their Montgomery County campus. I then returned to Raleigh and began working in the AU3 class at Carnage Middle during which time I began the Special Education masters program at NC State University. I applied for the AU1 teacher position and began at Washington as a lateral entry teacher. I graduated with my Special Education Masters of arts in Teaching in 2014. This is my third year at Washington.