First Grade Teacher Cindy Sacchitello

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    Cynthia Sacchitello is starting her 18th year in education. She is a graduate of UNCG with a double major in Education and History. She has enjoyed teaching 3rd and 2nd grade as well as Kindergarten; but now she has entered the Fabulous world of First Grade! In her spare time she enjoys traveling the country and spending time with her husband Mike and their dog JR.

Instructional Assistant Stephanie Montague

Instructional Assistant Heather Pate

  • My  name is Heather Pate and I am an Instructional assistant for the 1st grade team. I have been an assistant/ preschool teacher for the last 13 years and I  love being a part of the ZES family!  I have been married to my husband for 22 years and we have 2 sons, Jackson ( 20)  is a junior at ECU and Tanner (18) is a freshman at ECU. My husband is a 6th generation farmer and we live on the family farm . In my spare time I enjoy going to our beach house, ECU football games  and spending time with my family and friends. GO PIRATES!!!

    Heather Pate

  • Hello, I’m Aubrey Pearce, teaching 2nd grade at Zebulon GT Magnet Elementary School. I’m super excited to be a part of the ZES crew for another year! Outside of school, I enjoy coaching, exercising, reading books, and traveling.

    Aubrey Pearce

  • It is a privilege and honor to be teaching 1st grade at Zebulon Elementary School.  It is my goal to meet every student where they are and move them onward and upward not just academically but behaviorally and emotionally as well.  

    This is my 1st year at ZES but my 26th year teaching.  I am a graduate of Liberty University and then went to ECU for my Masters in Reading Education.  I have a K-12 Reading Certification and am Master Literacy Trained in NC.  I also have my National Board Certification in Early Childhood.

    I love teaching 1st grade and can’t see myself doing anything else.  I enjoy seeing “the lightbulb” come on in each student and burn brighter and brighter every day.

    I am a husband to Elaine and a dad to Giada and Levi.  I enjoy spending time with my family and doing things together.  I am also involved with the youth at my church and serve on some local boards in Wilson, where I reside.


  • Marianne Brown

    Hello everyone! My name is Marianna Brown. I have been an Instructional Assistant for Zebulon Elementary since 2016. I am excited about another opportunity to teach at ZES! I have two sons that keep me very busy. You can find me at the baseball field or basketball court cheering on my son. When I am not at ZES, my favorite place to be is at the beach with my family! I am proud to say I will graduate from William Peace University in December with my Bachelor's Degree! Go Pacers!

  • A fun and fanciful year embraces our first grade learners!  

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