Lesley Christie

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Lesley Christie

Hi, I'm Lesley Christie.  I joined the Combs staff in 2006 and have had the opportunity to work with students in several grade levels.  I am from Illinois and New York, but now live in Apex with my husband, 2 sons who are in college, and a daughter that will be a high school senior this year.  When I have time to relax, I enjoy gardening, reading and crafting.  My favorite part about teaching is watching children grow and learn!

 Debbie Falkner

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Debbie Falkner

My name is Debbie Falkner. I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina just down the road from A. B. Combs. In fact I am an alumni of Combs! I went to Broughton High School and then continued my education at Meredith College. I have taught fourth grade, first grade, and kindergarten! I have taught for many years and absolutely love working with children! In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach and lake, riding on the boat (trying to knee board and wakeboard), relaxing and “hanging out” with my 3 daughters.

 Pam Gill

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Pam Gill

My name is Pam Gill and I am a native of Cary, North Carolina. I attended Appalachian State University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and concentrations in French and Academically Gifted Education.  Since joining the Combs’ family in 2000, I have taught kindergarten, second grade, and now first grade. Teaching young children is my passion.  When I have free time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, spending time with friends, and hanging out with my two daughters.

 Joanna Klager

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Joanna Klager

My name is Joanna Klager and I started my teaching career here at Combs in 2014.  I received my Master's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  I moved up to Raleigh shortly after graduation and absolutely love the triangle!  Working alongside my fellow first grade teachers is a wonderful privilege.  We believe in putting children's needs first in the classroom and helping cultivate a life long love for learning.  Outside of work I love to stay active hiking, kayaking, and doing yoga.  I also enjoy reading and spending time with my dog and cats. I can't wait for the amazing year we are going to have!
 

 

 Ashley Landis

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Ashley Landis

My name is Ashley Landis and I am so glad to be a part of the Combs family! I am a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Reading. I love working with children and am thankful to have the opportunity to watch them learn and grow. I am so excited for a new school year to begin and look forward to meeting my students and their families!

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 Danielle Makseyn

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Danielle Makseyn

 Hello, my name is Danielle Makseyn! I graduated from UNC-Greensboro in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a minor in Sociology. I am an alumni of A. B. Combs and it’s a place I called home until I graduated in 2006. I am beyond excited to return to the Combs family as a teacher. Students walk into the classroom with such creative spirits, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things that come from them. When I’m not teaching, I love to swim, spend time with family and friends, or dive into a good book. I'm looking forward to a fabulous year!
 Tiffany Norman

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Tiffany Norman

My name is Tiffany Norman and I am a military child born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Washington D.C. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (GO Tarheels!) in 2007 and came straight to Combs Elementary. Since then I’ve enjoyed teaching in K-2 and love what the magnet program has to offer. I went back to Carolina and received my Masters in Education in 2013. My husband loves basketball and we have two munchkins, Xavier and his little sister Rae. I have a younger sister with tons of creativity, a younger brother attending UNCG for music, and two loving parents not to far from here. I love teaching and working with young children. Their sense of humor and love of learning inspire and motivate me every day!

 Jennifer Robertson

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Jennifer Robertson

Hey! My name is Jennifer Robertson. I was born and raised right here in Raleigh, North Carolina. In fact, I grew up in WCPSS and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I attended Southeast Raleigh High School and then went to North Carolina State University. Although I have only been teaching since the 2010-2011 school year, I have been around A.B. Combs since my sophomore year at NCSU! I have taught second and first grades. In my spare time, I enjoy being by the water, reading, teaching, and hanging out with my husband, family, and friends!

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