Ms. Decker

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Ms. Decker

Kindergarten Track 4
 
 
 
I began teaching as a special educator and fell in love with teaching kindergarten early in my  career.  I received my B.A. from Illinois State University, my M.Ed. from National Louis University and received National Board Certification in 2003. In addition to teaching, another passion of mine is mentoring teachers new to the profession.  I’m married to Greg (principal at Sanderson High School) and we have two adult children, Josh and Molly. Josh is a social worker in Philadelphia and Molly is a first grade teacher at Scott’s Ridge Elementary. Molly will be marrying Mason Carper in December and we're excited to welcome him into our family. We've lived in Cary since 1998 and are originally from the Chicago area.  I LOVE my job and I’m so thankful to be able to teach kindergarten children. They make me smile every day!  In my free time, I like to read, ride bikes, walk, paddle board and play with Tilly, our sweet puppy.
Ms. Reynolds

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Ms. Reynolds

Track 4 Assistant

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I am originally from Cordova, Alabama, but have lived in North Carolina since 1989. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in elementary education. I graduated, got married, and moved away all in the same year! 

Before coming to Olive Chapel Elementary in 2014, I taught 3rd grade at Apex Elementary for almost 23 years. I have been blessed to work with so many amazing people over the course of my teaching career, and am especially enjoying being at OCE. I’ve had the opportunity to work with every grade level in some capacity here at OCE. 

My husband and I have 3 children, Scott, Alex, and Abby.  Scott recently graduated from the University of Alabama, Alex is currently a sophomore at UNCW, and Abby is in high school at Panther Creek. They have kept us busy over the years with their band activities and this is how we spend most of our free weekends, traveling with them to various competitions in the area. Music is a huge part of our lives, and in fact my husband and I met as we were both band members in college at U of A. I played trombone and he played saxophone. We often joke that we could have our own band within our family since collectively we play trombone, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, french horn, flute, guitar, and piano. We are also big college football fans and in particular enjoy watching the Alabama Crimson Tide (Roll Tide!!). ​