Team Australia: The Koala Bears
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!
Angie began her teaching career where she grew up in Western, NC teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grades. She is thrilled to teach 4th grade math and science 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 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Family time is spent playing strategy games, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Barb Roll has over 10 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 attend 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. Teaching is a second career for her, and she feels very passionate about what she does each day. One of her favorite things is having students work on PBL projects, because watching students grow and learn is what makes teaching fun!
Nicole is enjoying her second year at Penny Road. Her family recently moved to North Carolina from Maryland in 2016 where had been teaching grades 3-6 for 11 years in Prince George's County Maryland. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, a Master of Science in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education from The Johns Hopkins University as well as a Graduate Certificate in K-6 Mathematics from Walden University. Some of Nicole's favorite things include the beach and Maryland Blue Crabs. She hopes to check out North Carolina Beaches and find a few dozen North Carolina Blue crabs to enjoy!
Anna Conley is originally from the North Carolina mountains where she attended Appalachian State University for her Bachelors degree and attended UNC-Chapel HIll for her masters degree in school administration when she moved to the triangle. She has taught kindergarten, fourth, and sixth grade in various NC counties and has been in education for 9 years. Mrs. Conley is so glad to be teaching fourth grade at Penny Road and loves working with this age group. She lives in Apex with her husband and their one year old son, Banks. She loves being a mom and enjoys going to the mountains and spending time with family and friends.