• Meet the Specialists!

     

    Specialists

  • Library

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Sarah Breeze

Hi Kingswood families! This will be my sixth year as the School Library Media Coordinator at Kingswood. I am originally from New York, and I earned my undergraduate degrees in English and French from Boston University. My graduate degrees in English Literature and Library Science are from UNC-Chapel Hill, and I also completed the school library licensure program at UNC-Greensboro. Like most librarians, I love books! I have worked in publishing and with rare printed materials in the past, but I really enjoy sharing the love of reading with students. I also love art, travel, and spending time with my husband, two children, and cat. I am looking forward to a great year at Kingswood!

Media Center website: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/kingswoodmediacenter/

X (Twitter): @Kingswood_Media

  • Physical Education

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Macy Brinson

Hi Kingswood Families! My name is Coach Brinson; this is my 3rd year as the PE teacher at Kingswood. I am from Emerald Isle, NC, and I moved to Raleigh in 2015 to attend Meredith College. I earned a degree in Exercise Sports Science and obtained a K-12 teaching license in Health and PE. At Meredith College, I ran collegiately on the Cross Country and Track Teams and was a Teaching Fellow. In December, I graduated with my master's in Kinesiology from the University of North Georgia. I have a Goldendoodle named Maple, and I am a lover of anything Disney World! This year is a very exciting year for me; in March, I got engaged at Disney World, and in June 2024, I will be getting married in my hometown at the beach. I am very excited for a fun and active year!

Follow me on Instagram (coach__brinson) and X (Twitter) (@CoachBrinsonPE) to see the fun that happens in my classroom.

  • STEM

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Megan Burkoski

Hi Kingswood families!  My name is Ms. B, or Ms. Burkoski, and this is my first year teaching. I graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Environmental Sustainability, and minors in Geoscience, and Religious and Ethical studies. I am an official retired NCAA athlete, and I loved every Meredith tradition; go odds! I love traveling and seeing everything that the world has to offer. I also love my cat Rosemary; most students have already seen thousands of pictures of her. I am excited to officially start this new journey!

  • Art

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Jessara Miragliuolo

I am a Northern girl who has come to prefer the warmer weather of the South! I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture before continuing on to their graduate program for Art Education. Five years ago, I received my National Board Certification.

This is my sixth year at Kingswood. I practice the TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) pedagogy in my classroom. A belief that the students are the artists and the classroom is their studio. This student-centered approach to teaching enables me to meet the student where they are and promotes authentic artwork that is created and planned by the student. I feel so lucky to be at a school where student choice, voice, independence and creativity are supported and encouraged.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy playing with my dog, Cody, hiking, watching football and traveling. My husband, Mike, is a teacher and coach at Green Hope High School. During our time off from teaching we TRAVEL! We have visited 31 countries since we got married 8 years ago. To me, nothing beats seeing the world, it’s beautiful sites, cultures, people and (of course) ART! I love being able to share pictures and stories of the places I have been with my students.

X (Twitter): @MiragliuoloArt

  • Music

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Nicholas Straight

Hello Kingswood community! I am super excited for our first year in music together, and can't wait to hear our students' voices in the classroom. I am a Cary local, who is returning to the area after just recently graduating with a degree in K-12 Music Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. When I'm not at school, planning fun songs and activities, you can find me playing banjo at bluegrass events, and enjoying strategy games at home. I can't wait to meet you all, and don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to get involved with our music program.