Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Melissa McGahey
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with fifteen years of teaching experience in Wake County Public Schools. This will be my eighth year teaching here at Laurel Park Elementary. Teaching young minds has always been a passion of mine, and I have been working with children in a classroom setting since I was a junior in high school. Each school year I enjoy providing students with a positive learning environment where they can explore math, science, reading, and writing.
I am a Wake County native where I attended Garner High School. I went to college as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. I received my degree in Elementary Education along with a certification to teach English as a Second Language from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As you will notice I am a CAROLINA GIRL!!!
I have two daughters, Ashlyn and Kathryn. Kathryn is a fourth grader here at Laurel Park. Ashlyn is a seventh grade student at Holly Grove Middle School. We will often attend LPES family events. We truly love being a part of your penguin family!
In my spare time I love hiking in the mountains, reading good books, watching football, college basketball, and listening to the waves at the beach. In addition, I am a youth group leader and a volunteer volleyball coach for the Town of Apex. Working with children of all ages is so special to me.
Visit my website: http://mcgaheysclass.wixsite.com/mcgahey