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Charity Bare

CCR Teacher

My name is Charity Bare. I am so excited to be a part of the A.B. Combs family!  I was born and raised in Hershey, PA  but I have lived in numerous places -  Pittsburgh, PA, Fairfax and Arlington, VA and now Holly Springs, NC! I attended Marywood University where I received my Bachelor's Degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have taught children in a variety of settings; CCR classroom, regular education classroom, and a Technology Lab. When I am not at A.B. Combs, you can find me at the baseball or football fields with my sons or the tennis courts exercising!

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Sarah Bounds

CCR

My name is Sarah Bounds. I feel very excited to be a part of the AB Combs community!  I am from the Raleigh area and attended Meredith College, graduating in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in History.  Following my time in college and after working in various fields, I eventually followed my dream to further my education and become a teacher. I returned to school and earned elementary and special education teaching licenses and a Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary) from Salem College. I began my teaching career in Kernersville in 2014 in a Special Education classroom. In 2015, I relocated back to Raleigh and began teaching CCR in the same year in Wake County. I continue to enjoy learning and growing in the position.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, my husband Ben and our two children, Virginia and Bennett.  I have a great passion for black labs(specifically my own), history and British culture. In my free time, I enjoy reading, doing crafts around the house and gardening. 

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Maria Cremidis

CCR Teacher

I started my teaching career in 2004 in Miami, Florida. Through the years I have had the opportunity to teach 2nd through 5th grades in various settings. I obtained my Master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education with a general education track from Florida International University. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Katie Furr

ESL

My name is Katie Furr. I grew up in Wendell in Eastern Wake County and am a product of the Wake County Public School system. I began my teaching career in 2002 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in English as a Second Language. I have taught in Georgia, England, and Virginia and have experience teaching ESL, Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grades. I recently moved home to the Triangle to be closer to family. My husband and I have two sons and live in Cary. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, camping, cheering on the Tar Heels, and spending time with my sons and husband.

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Lance Lehning

Lead Teacher - ECS

My name is Lance Lehning and I’m very excited to be joining the staff at Combs this year. I am a Raleigh native and have lived in this wonderful area my whole life. I am a product of the Wake Public School system, having attended Briarcliff Elementary School, Apex Middle School and Apex High School. After high school graduation, I attended Louisburg Junior College for two years before transferring to Appalachian State University where I received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Eight years ago, I decided it was time to make a career change and my wife, Donna, a long time teacher, suggested that I apply for an open  Instructional Assistant position at her school while I figured out my next path. I began working with the ECS II class and my next path found me. In May of 2022, I received a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus in Special Education from North Carolina State University, Go Pack! In addition to Donna, my family includes three children and two dogs. Courtney, my oldest daughter, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and is currently a nurse at Rex Hospital. My middle child, Caitlin, is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My youngest child, John, attends Broughton High School. Ollie, the best dog ever, is our yellow Lab, and Belle, our new addition, is full of energy and the life of the party! Our family enjoys spending time near the water, either at the pool, at the lake, on our boat, or at the coast.

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Shawn Maggiolo

AIG Teacher

Mrs. Shawn Maggiolo grew up in Rocky Mount, NC. She has her B.S. degree in Child Development and K-6 certification from Meredith College. She obtained her M.S. degree in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. She also earned her Academically Gifted certification. Mrs. Maggiolo has been teaching at Combs since 1996 with a brief sabbatical to stay at home with her daughters, Avery and Emerson. Prior to that, she taught 4 years in the Nash-Rocky Mount School System. She is currently the Academically or Intellectually Gifted, AIG, resource teacher.

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Jenny Snyder

Lead Teacher - ECS

My name is Jenny Snyder. I grew up in Charlotte, NC. My family moved there from Ohio at the end of my 3rd grade year. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Then I attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I received my Masters Degree in Special Education. I began my teaching career in the Atlanta area in 1999 and remained there for 10 years. Then I moved back to NC and taught in Cabarrus Co, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Co. Schools, where I worked at the middle school that I attended as a child (and so did my husband). I got married in July 2012 in Blowing Rock, NC and moved to Raleigh where my husband was living. I then taught at Underwood Elementary for the next 10 years before transferring to Combs.  My experience includes working as a Speech Pathologist, Cross Categorical Resource Teacher, Self-Contained Intellectual Disabilities-Mild Teacher, Inclusion Teacher, and Extended Content Standards Teacher. I knew from when I was a child that I wanted to work with children with special needs in some capacity. I can honestly say that I love what I am doing and cannot imagine doing anything else. I am very grateful to be at Combs where I can continue teaching students with special needs along with becoming skilled at applying the 7 Habits both in my school and home life. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my husband and 2 daughters. Since my husband and I both went to Appalachian State, we love to frequent the mountains and go to App football games.