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Ms. Laura Hasenauer

E-Mail: LHasenauer@wcpss.net

I grew up in Raleigh and attended Wake County public Schools. I went to John Brown University in Arkansas, where I studied Elementary Education and ESL. After teaching in Randolph County, NC for two years, I moved to Kampala, Uganda and taught Kindergarten at an international school for 3 years! In summer 2018, I moved back to NC and joined the Davis Drive family!

I am passionate about learning and trying new things and I love to share that passion with my students! I strive to create a family atmosphere in my classroom where each student is celebrated. I look forward to a great year in Kindergarten!

When I am not teaching, I enjoy being outside, trying new foods and experiences, and visiting friends all over the country and the world! I am so excited to get to know you and your child!

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Ms. Katherine Lynch

Email: Klynch7@wcpss.net

 

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Mrs. Kristie Markman

Email:  kmarkman @wcpss.net

My name is Kristie Markman and this is my 15th year teaching at Davis Drive Elementary. I have been married for 14 years, I have 2 children and 2 dogs. My family loves sports! We cheer loudly for the Denver Broncos and Carolina Tar Heels. In my spare time I like to read, cook and spend time with family & friends.

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Ms. Rhonda Potts

Email: Rpotts@wcpss.net

I grew up in Wake County and attended Wake County Public Schools. I have taught school for 32 years and I’m one of the original staff members who opened Davis Drive in 1995.  As a National Board Certified teacher, it is my desire to help each student meet their fullest potential by growing intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.

Music, drama, physical movement, technology, experiments, and real world experiences, are just a few of the teaching methods I use to keep students focused on learning and loving school.

My teaching extends to the physical fitness side of life as a certified Jazzercise instructor. I enjoy serving at my church as a Sunday school teacher, singing in the concert choir and participating in dramas. I’m also a BIG N.C. State football and basketball fan. Go Pack! 

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Mrs. Kelsey Riggsbee

Email:  keriggsbee@wcpss.net

"Hello!  My name is Kelsey Riggsbee and I am a kindergarten teacher here at Davis Drive Elementary.  I was born in New York but spent most of my life living here in Cary.  Fun fact - I attended DDE as a child! I graduated from Elon University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I now live in Cary with my husband and our goldendoodle, Marley.  I have been with the Davis Drive  family since 2014.   I look forward to a great year!"

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Ms. Vanessa Roca

Email: Vroca@wcpss.net

Hello Families!

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  Pace University is my alma mater from which I received dual certifications in Elementary Education and Special Education. I am bilingual with Spanish as a second language.  I have been teaching here at Davis Drive Elementary for 19 wonderful years!

Fostering a rich, caring and creative learning environment is a passion of mine. I also enjoy reading,   cooking, painting and fitness.

During my pastime I greatly enjoy connecting with people and spending time with my family.  Sharing my love of fitness and of people led me to become a certified Zumba instructor in addition to my first love of Elementary teaching.  I enjoy leading Zumba fitness classes for adults and children as well and consider it my privilege to serve in this community!

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Mrs. Piper Suggs

E-mail: PSuggs@wcpss.net

My name is Piper Suggs and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Davis Drive Elementary School this year.  I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and have had the wonderful experience of living in several different states during my childhood (Minnesota, Arkansas, Texas, California, North Carolina, and South Carolina).  I moved to Raleigh in 1994 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in 1995 as a Kindergarten teacher.  Over the years, I have taught both Kindergarten and Second Grade.  I currently live in Apex with my husband and our three children.  I also have a dog named Oscar, a seven year old Dachshund!  We love Football and cheering for our favorite team: NC State!  I look forward to a great school year and sharing my teaching philosophy with you! 

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Ms. Judy Albrecht

Email: Jalbrecht@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Teresa Clark

My name is Teresa Clark and I have a twin sister.  I work with Kindergartners at DDE now but I have been in WCPSS for several years. I have been married for 18 years, I have 4 children and 3 grandkids. I spend a lot of my free time visiting the elderly and other outreach within my community. My favorite dessert is pineapple upside down cake.  

Email:  thclark @wcpss.net

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Mrs. Jackie DeProspero

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Ms. Manu Pinkus

E-Mail: MPinkus@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Karen Reid

Originally from Zambia, Africa I have now been living in the United States for 29 years. After completing college at the University of Cape Town I travelled  to England,  Europe and then to the USA. I got married  in Texas  where my son and daughter were born. We moved to Cary in 2000 when they entered first and third grade at Davis Drive Elementary. I started as a volunteer in the classrooms and a PTA member,  then was offered a job as a teacher assistant in Kindergarten and that's how I ended up working here for the last 15 years! My daughter graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015, and my son is currently attending UNC Chapel Hill and so I  know first hand what excellent preparation our children receive at Davis Drive.  I am proud to be a member of the dedicated and hard working staff at Davis Drive, and of our wonderful community.

Email:  kreid2@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Lourdu Savariyar

I have been working with children for the past ten years at day care centers.  I have four children and all of them attended DDE.  My son, Franco, is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte. My daughter, Sarah, is a senior at Green Hope High. My daughter, Hannah, is an eighth grader at DDMS and my youngest son, David, is sixth grader at DDMS too.  My husband is working for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  I love cooking and listening to music.

Email:  lsavariyar @wcpss.net

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Ms. Annette Wilson

My name is Annette Wilson. I started working at DDE when it opened in 1995. I am so grateful that all of the years that I have been working has been in Kindergarten! I am the proud mother of two wonderful grown sons, Reginald and Clinton. I like to take mini trips, watch HGTV and most of all spending time with family and friends!

Email:  adwilson @wcpss.net

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