Ms. CarterI am looking forward to starting my 4th year at BCES!! I am a mother of 2 young energetic boys ages 4 and 6. We spend most of our time playing sports or watching sports. We cheer on the DUKE Blue Devils, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, Durham Bulls, and Carolina Hurricanes. I have been teaching in the Special Education field for 14 years. I have taught preschool students ages 2-5, middle school students with severe Autism, and elementary school students with all different types of disabilities.I am passionate about giving all children a voice and advocating for children to get the things they need.Years at BCES: 3Favorites: Color: Blue/GreenRestaurant: Mellow MushroomHobbies: Watching sports, Playing sportsGift Cards: Target, Dick's Sporting GoodsBeverages: PropelSnacks: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Cheese Puffs
Ms. HrbekI have been teaching inNorth Carolina for 21 years (11 in Wake County Public Schools) in grades K-4, inclusive preschool, and EBS 1 & 2. I have taught both regular education as well as special education, and my greatest joy is watching my students meet goals and show progress. My husband of 22 years is a teacher and Athletic Director at Heritage middle school. We have three children: Evan (senior), Francis (sophomore) and Gabriella (6th gr.) and a dog Tucker (3years old)!I am passionate about my family, watching them participate in sports and dance. I love the beach, reading, movies and board games.Years at BCES: 0Favorites:I love all types of blue! I love reading on the beach! I love popcorn, gummy bears, tootsie rolls, and almond joys! I enjoy Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, and Target. I love Pizza and Italian food!
Ms. Jolly-LassiterI am so happy to returning as a Brier Creek Jet. My daughter attends BCES so I have the double pleasure of being here as both a staff member and parent. This is my 6 th year as a Jet and my 16th year as a Speech Therapist. I have also worked in Durham Public Schools and in a private Practice. I attended NCSU and UNC CH but am a Wolfpack fan for life.I am passionate about helping my students be successful communicators . Strong communication skills opens doors. I am passionate about meeting each of my students where they are seeing progress in their speech and language skills.Years at BCES: 5Favorites: My favorite color is red. I love to eat at Chick Fil A, Moes, and Jason's Deli. My drinks are water and unsweet tea. My favorite snacks are fruit or for a sweet treat dark choclate.
Ms. MorakisI am so excited for another year here at Brier Creek! This will be my third year teaching at Brier Creek. Originally I am from, Marietta Georgia, I went to college at The University of Dayton where I studied Special Education. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, hanging out with friends at a local Raleigh event or just hanging at home with a good movie!! I am very passionate about bridging the gap for students with disabilities and I can not wait to take on the 2017-2018 school year!I am very passionate about bridging the gap for students with disabilities as well each and every one of my students!Colors: Colors: Light PurpleRestaurants: Starbucks, Panera Bread, Jimmy JohnsHobbies: Movies, RunningGift Cards: Target, Starbucks, AmazonBeverages: Coffee, Sparkling WaterSnacks: Gold Fish. Gum. Pretzels, Chocolate
Ms. StefanowI am entering my fourth year of teaching Special Education and my third year at Brier Creek. I was born and raised in Wheeling, WV. I have my bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends, working out, laying around the pool/beach, and attending college football games.I am passionate about seeing my students grow and teaching them to be successful.My favorite things are:
Colors : coral and all bright colors
Restaurants: Brueggers, Dunkin Donuts, and Moes
Snacks: anything with peanut butter, Chez-it, and trail mix