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Fifth Grade Track 1
Hello! I am super excited to start another school year at Olive Chapel! This will be my 21st year of teaching. I have taught both 4th and 5th grades. I graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 1999 and taught 4th grade in Troutman, NC for three years before moving to Raleigh. I have been at OCE since 2003 and can not imagine teaching anywhere else. I absolutely LOVE being a teacher!
I live in Apex with my husband, Jerame, and our two daughters, Indiana and Harper. Indiana (Indy) will be a 7th grader at Lufkin Middle School and Harper will be a FIFTH grader here at OCE. My husband is the general manager at both of the Leith VW stores in Raleigh and Cary. We got a new DOG last October. We adopted CHUCK JONES from Peak Lab Rescue, and he is amazing!
I LOVE to RUN! It is one of my favorite ways to start my day. I usually run about 3-5 miles every morning before school and then on the weekends I run anywhere from 5-10 miles. I enjoy participating in 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons as well. Last year I got to run half marathons in Wilmington and Kitty Hawk, such beautiful places to run!! I am also one of the teachers in charge of Landlubbers here at OCE. Helping people to love running has been so rewarding for me. I have even gotten my girls and my husband to run in a few local races.
I also love to read, shop, and hang out with my friends and family. Coffee is my most favorite thing! Our family roots for the WOLFPACK, but I will always be a Blue Devil at heart (I had open heart surgery at Duke 4 years ago.) I am officially the worst cook ever so we eat out A LOT!
I am very excited to co-teach with one of my most favorite people this year (MRS. McCARTY!) and I can’t wait for a year full of learning and FUN!