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Mrs. Shelby Kinsey, Media Coordinator

Hi Aversboro Owls!  This is my second year as media coordinator at Aversboro.  I began my career as an elementary school teacher. I spent over 14 years in the classroom teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.  After that I made a career change.  I returned to college to earn my masters degrees in library science.  I then became the director of my local public library where I worked for over 10 years.  In 2015, my family moved to North Carolina.  I worked for 3 years as a media coordinator in Durham Public School.  I decided to come to WCPSS last year. My family includes my daughter, Katelyn who is 26 years old and lives in Durham.  My son, Nathan will be 23 next month and just finished college with a degree in geology.  My family also includes my dog, Sadie and my two cats, Camille and Stewart. When I am not at school, I enjoy crocheting and painting.  I am an avid reader and I also enjoy listening to audio books.  I am currently in 2 book clubs. 

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Ms. Patricia Casper, Art Specialist

My name is Patty Casper and I am the art teacher at Aversboro Elementary School. I graduated  from the University of Northern Colorado. During my time there I was a substitute teacher as well as an after school teacher. I moved to North Carolina in 2005. I have two children, one in middle school, and one still in elementary school. In 2015 I started working at Aversboro as an IA and I’m so delighted to be back in the art room. In my free time I enjoy hiking and yoga.

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Mrs. Jill Poyner, Music

Hi, Aversboro Elementary!  I am so excited to be joining the staff to teach music this year!  I graduated from Campbell University (GO CAMELS!) with a BA in Music Education and a certification in K-12 band, chorus, and orchestra.  I have been teaching music for 19 years.  My husband and I live in Garner with our 2 boys, who have also been students at Aversboro Elementary.  When I’m not teaching, I like to spend time with my boys, read, exercise, and make music of my own.  I love to sing, and I also play the piano and the bass guitar.  I can’t wait to make music with all of you – it’s going to be a dynamic year!  

 

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Mr. Matthew Macdonald, Physical Education Specialist

Hello! My name is Matthew Macdonald and I am the Physical Education Specialist at Aversboro Elementary School. I am extremely passionate about health/fitness and I hope to inspire your children to live an active and healthy lifestyle! I enjoy rock climbing, weight-lifting, distance running, bodyweight exercises, hiking and other activities! I’m also a very hobby-driven guy who enjoys a wide range of activities like archery, playing guitar, board games and video games, to name a few. Above all else, I love to spend time with my wife and two cats outside of school. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio and I’m looking forward to meeting you and your children!