Kate Garrison

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Kate Garrison

I joined the AB Combs staff back in 2005. Through the years I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades and enjoy both of them!  Before coming to Combs, I attended UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and graduated with an Elementary Education degree. I also have earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb.  I am originally from Dayton, Ohio, but lived most of my life in Durham, North Carolina. Outside of school, I enjoy baking, running, reading, cheering on the Tar Heels and spending time with my family and friends!

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 Ashtin Gill

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Ashtin Gill

I am thrilled to join the A.B. Combs community as a part of the third grade team.  As an NC Teaching Fellow and a graduate of Elon University, I am passionate about educating our future leaders.  I have experience teaching second grade in Wake County Public Schools.  Statesville, NC is my hometown.   As a child, climbing trees and playing kickball in the neighborhood were some of my favorite activities.  At Elon University, I studied abroad in London for one semester, I served through She’s the First Organization, and I cheered for the Elon Phoenix as a student-athlete.  I continue to pursue classical ballet training and tap dancing in my spare time. I also enjoy reading historical fiction, biking with family and friends, and perfecting the best s'mores recipe.  I look forward to meeting the families and students in my third grade class!  I know it will be a wonderful year together as a part of the Combs community. Families - thank you in advance for all you do as advocates of your child’s learning and supporters of this wonderful educational institution.

 Cayla Green

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Cayla Green

Hello! My name is Cayla Green. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education -- GO PACK! I had the opportunity to complete my student teaching here at Combs in 2nd grade. I am so happy and thankful to have the opportunity to be here teaching 3rd grade. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love to sharpen my saw by cheering on the Wolfpack during college basketball season! I am so excited to have the opportunity to help my young leaders learn and grow over the school year.

 Crystal Hadley

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Crystal Hadley

My name is Crystal Mallia Hadley.  I moved to North Carolina from Michigan in August of 2008 to start my teaching career.  I taught for eight years in Harnett County and served as the Leader in Me Chairperson at my previous school.  I am a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with minors in Math and English.  I student taught second grade and I also worked as a Title I Teacher for K-5 elementary school in Michigan.  I was also a manager of a scrapbooking store for seven years before I became a teacher. Teaching is my first passion in life.  My second passion in life is scrapbooking.  I love to scrapbook my family, my friends, and the places I’ve been to.  I can’t wait to start our classroom scrapbook.  I also love to read, go to the beach, go on walks, and sing karaoke.   My all-time favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends, especially my husband and my son. I am very grateful to be here at Combs Elementary School.  I’m looking forward to teaching and living the habits with the wonderful staff and students here at this fine school.

 Erin Knight

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Erin Knight

My name is Erin Knight, and I am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade at AB Combs! I grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a STEM concentration. I completed my student teaching in second grade at AB Combs, and started teaching here in 2014. In my spare time, I enjoy making crafts, trying out new recipes, attending NC State sporting events, and spending time with my friends and family. Teaching is my passion, and I look forward to sharing it with my students so that they may also recognize their worth and potential. 

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 Kortney Shearin

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Kortney Shearin

I am originally from Cary, NC and graduated from Apex High School. I attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where I discovered how many amazing things there are to learn about in our world. I graduated with a BA, majoring in both German and Sociology. Shortly thereafter, I got an international TEFL certificate to teach English abroad. I have had the opportunity to live in Europe and South America, allowing me to follow my passion for learning about different cultures and learn to speak German, French, and Spanish.  When I returned to the States, I got my NC Licensure through NCSU in English as a Second Language and Elementary Education. I lived in New York City for about 6 years but returned to Raleigh in 2011. Though I have traveled to many places, Raleigh is my true home. I have taught ESL and 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have been part of the AB Combs family since 2015 and love participating in all our school has to offer! My daughter and my son keep me busy, but in my free time, you will find me knitting, reading, cooking, solving puzzles, enjoying local festivals & events, or walking with my dog. 
 
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