Meet the Office Staff!
(L-R: Ms. Ferro, Mrs. Hoffelt, Mrs. McCallen)
Magnet Coordinator/ IRT
I am the Lead Secretary at Kingswood and have worked here since August 2000. However, my sons both went to school here starting in 1995. I was very involved with the PTA and was the PTA President and Treasurer among other committee positions. I am originally from Des Plaines, Illinois which is a suburb 10 minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. My husband Jeff and I have two dogs; a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Lexie who is 12 years old and a Havenese named Sadie who is 10 years old. I have 4 grandchildren; Stephanie (11 years old, 6th Grade) who just graduated from Kingswood, Ryan (8-1/2 years old, 3rd Grade) and this year my grandson Nathaniel (Nate for short) is 4 years old and will be coming here to the pre-school program. I am so lucky to have my grandchildren here at the school. This April we were blessed with another grandson, Charles (Charlie). If someone asked me if I would want to work at a different school, my answer would be no. Kingswood has a special place in my heart and always will.
This year is my third year working at Kingswood. I have been happily married to an amazing husband for 30 years. We have two girls, Ashley and Jessica. Both of our girls went to school here so we have been part of this amazing Kingswood family since 1998. It has been fun being back with good friends and making many new ones.
I am a mother to six children, all of whom have or will graduate (twin seniors 2020/2021) from WCPSS. I am a Proud USAF "momma" times two and one of the other already graduated children is a Veterinarian (NC State graduate - Go Pack). WCPSS graduates do great things! I also have two beautiful and lively grandchildren.
I have worked for WCPSS since 2001, starting with East Cary Middle School (Clerical Assistant), then Reedy Creek Middle School (Guidance Technician), then Panther Creek High (Administrative Secretary) and in 2007 I joined the staff at Kingswood Elementary as Data Manager.
I have worked at Kingswood for 13 years. I am originally from Ohio, but I also lived in Las Vegas for 5 years before moving to Cary in 1995. My education degree is from THE Ohio State University- Go Bucks! I have two boys in college and 1 very cute dog at home. I enjoy watching sports and shopping. My very first teaching experience was at a public Montessori school in Columbus, Ohio.