Lisa Buch

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Lisa Buch

 Hi there! I'm Mrs. Buch, and I am thrilled to be returning to Combs this year!  I have taught at every age level and have certification in Art K-12, Science 5-8, Biology 9-12 and Elementary Education. Before becoming a teacher, I worked professionally as an illustrator and animator.  As such, I place a very high value on art integration and project-based learning. When I am not planning, teaching or grading, I love spending time with my husband and our three boys, running, reading and creating art.  I'm looking forward to another fantastic year!

 Drew Charland

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Drew Charland

My name is Drew Charland, and I’m originally from Michigan where I spent the first five years of my teaching career in upper elementary grade levels. Now that my experience has grown to over a decade, I truly have learned to appreciate the atmosphere and enthusiasm found at Combs. I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2001 from Western Michigan University and then obtained my master’s degree in 2004. As a big sports fan I enjoy spending my free time watching or attending local sporting events. Until the Wolverines play in North Carolina, I’ll have to pull for the Tar Heels locally. I also enjoy reading, cooking, technology, and walking my dogs Barney and Elmer.

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 Morgan Ferrell

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Morgan Ferrell

Hello! My name is Morgan Ferrell. I began teaching here at Combs in 2012. I have lived in North Carolina my whole life. I grew up in Fayetteville before moving to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University. When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my family, play with my dog, Finley, shop, and attend NC State football and basketball games. I am looking forward to a great school year!

 Megan Krieg

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Megan Krieg

My name is Megan Krieg and I love teaching at AB Combs! I graduated from North Carolina State University in May of 2015 with my degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching placement here at Combs and I am thankful to have the opportunity to teach here again this year! I grew up in Henderson, NC but I currently live in Clayton, NC with my husband and our two sweet cats. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, painting, shopping, and crocheting. I am very excited to continue this experience at Combs; teaching is my passion and I love watching students learn and grow. I know that this is going to be a wonderful year!
  

 Deming McDowell

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Deming McDowell

Hi! My name is Deming McDowell. I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. GO PACK! During my time at NCSU I completed my student teaching at AB Combs and am so excited to get the opportunity to continue on teaching here this school year. I am from Charlotte and often enjoy going home to visit my family and dog Hubert, traveling to new places and spending time with friends. During my free time I also like to knit, read, bake, and attend NCSU or Panthers football games. I cannot wait to see what this new school year has in store!

 Casey O'Brien

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Casey O'Brien

My name is Casey O'Brien and I am so excited to be teaching at A.B. Combs! I grew up in a military family and have lived all over the U.S. and Europe. I studied Philosophy as an undergraduate at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA (Class of 2012) and received my Masters in Teaching from NC State University in 2015. Go Wolfpack!! I am so happy to be in North Carolina and am proud to call Raleigh my official home base. I have a very serious passion for reading and writing, most especially those books that remind me of my Philosophy roots. I absolutely love the great outdoors, expecially when hiking and camping with my dog, Mac. I cannot wait for the great things to come this year!