• 3rd Grade



    Meet the Team!



    Stephanie Overton — soverton@wcpss.net Grade Level Website Twitter

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    Ms. Overton: I am so excited to be your child's 3rd grade teacher! Originally I am from Hamlin, New York which is outside of Rochester and spent my childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario. I have lived in North Carolina for over half my life and since beginning my own family, this is my "home." I have taught almost every grade level K-8 including special ed and technology over the past 20-ish years. In my free time I love spending time with my family, reading, jogging outside, and being craftyI can't wait to get to know your family!

    Degrees/Certifications: M.Ed. Special Education from University of Virginia, B.S. Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University, National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, Level 1 Google Certification


    Erin Drexler — edrexler@wcpss.net Grade Level Website Twitter

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    Ms. Drexler: After living in New Jersey for 22 years I made the decision to move for a job. I packed up my one dog Beau and we left to move in with my mom after college. I start teaching that following fall at Middle Creek Elementary. I just finished my third year and now am starting my fourth year at White Oak! I am super excited and can’t wait to start!

    Degrees/Certifications: Elementary Education/American Studies Google Certified Level 1 and 2

    Ashton Boger — aboger@wcpss.net Grade Level Website Twitter

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    Mr. Boger: Hello! My name is Ashton Boger. I grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University where I earned my Elementary and Special Education Degrees. This is my 6th year teaching and my 2nd year at White Oak Elementary. After school I enjoy playing with my dogs, working out and gardening.

    Degrees/CertificationsElementary Education and Special Education


    Leigh Williams — vwilliams@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

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    Ms. Williams: Hi! I'm excited to be your child's teacher this school year! This will be my seventh year teaching and my fourth at White Oak Elementary. I have previously taught both fourth and fifth grade. I am originally from Mebane, North Carolina and currently live in Cary. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy traveling and reading. I'm looking forward to working with your family to help your child have a successful third grade year!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Elon University, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Level 1 Google Certified


    Chelsea Sullivan — csullivan3@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

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    Ms. Sullivan: Hi! My name is Chelsea Sullivan and I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade at White Oak! This will be my 4rd year at WOE and my 7th year teaching. I graduated from the NC Teaching Fellows Program at UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) in 2013. When not teaching, I enjoy travelling, reading a mystery novel, exercising, or trying out a new restaurant! I also have a 3 year old Golden Retriever puppy named Jordy. My fiance, Josh, and I love taking him on walks and exploring Raleigh! I look forward to working with you and your family to make this year a great one!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Elon UNC Chapel Hill, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist


    Karen Wiltse — kwiltse@wcpss.net Classroom Website & Grade Level Website - Twitter

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    Ms. Wiltse: I am excited to begin my 21st year teaching in public schools by joining the White Oak Elementary family. While I have taught students in second through fifth grades, teaching 3rd grade has always been my favorite and where I will, again, be growing minds this fall.

    Following my graduation from the State University of New York College at Brockport, my new husband (& high school sweetheart) and I moved to Florida where I started my teaching career. Over the next thirty years I taught in Florida, North Carolina and Taiwan as we raised our two beautiful daughters. Both girls are grown now, live in Atlanta and are raising two fury grand-dogs.

    I am pleased to be returning to the traditional school calendar and regaining my long summer break to enjoy our pool, gardening, our Peak Lab Rescue puppy and time with family.

    Degrees/CertificationsBA Early Childhood and Elementary


    Jennifer Cao — jcao@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

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    Ms. Cao: I am thrilled to join the White Oak Elementary Explorers this year! I was born and raised until my teens in Los Angeles, California then moved to Columbus, Ohio for high school. I then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio for college and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education, Go Bearcats! I recently relocated to North Carolina in early August. I stayed in Cincinnati for 3 years post-graduation and taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade throughout that time. I have experiences in departmentalized teaching, self-contained classrooms, and in Montessori. I have three big fur-babies named Stink, Peanut, and Chewy. During my down time, I love to explore new places to eat, travel, play with my dogs and Facetime with my 1 year old niece, Rylie. I am so excited to be a part of this growing community! 

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education