Welcome to 4th Grade!
The fourth-grade teachers of Penny Road are excited to get to know you, but before we do, here’s a little bit about us!
Barb Roll has over 15 years of teaching experience, all but one of those years are right here at Penny Road teaching 4th grade. Barb, her husband Ted, and their three girls moved down to NC from Michigan. They are Michigan fans at heart but have become ECU fans as well since their two oldest daughters both attended school there. Go, Pirates! They keep busy with their youngest daughter who still is at home and their dog Buddy! Together we like to hike, read, and spend time at the beach. One of her favorite things is having students love school and learning because watching students grow and have a passion for school is what makes teaching fun!
Mrs. Finez is a native North Carolinian and was born at Duke Hospital in Durham in 1969. I have lived in NC most of my life, with the exception of a brief stint in Nashville, TN when I was younger. Other than that, I have lived in Durham, Wilmington, New Bern, and Raleigh. I love to read historical fiction and bake. I also like to spend time at the beach looking for shark teeth and shells. I have a pretty large collection and even have a megalodon tooth! This is my 28th year of teaching and I have been at Penny Road since 2001. I taught 4th and 5th prior to coming to Penny Road and have taught at different grade levels while here so I know what is needed for students to be successful. I am excited to be back in 4th this year and as a native North Carolinian, love NC history and can’t wait to get started!
Mrs. Heinze began her teaching career where she grew up in Western, NC teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grades. She is thrilled to teach 4th grade at PRE. She received her bachelor's degree at Lenoir Rhyne University in elementary and middle school education with a concentration in science. She then went to Appalachian State University for her master's degree in educational technology. She has 2 wonderful kids and a great husband. Her daughter attends Georgia Tech and her son attends the University of NC - Charlotte. Family time is spent playing strategy games, camping and enjoying the outdoors.