• tas

    Teaching Assistants

    Our team of teaching assistants are dedicated to enhancing the academic environment and culture of our school. This group collaborates continuously with our teachers and staff to create the best learning enviornment possible!

    Thanks to all the hard work this team contributes to the Pleasant Grove Flyer Community!

 Ms. Alicea

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Ms. Alicea

I am a Kindergarten teaching assistant and I am excited to be a part of our community here at Pleasant Grove Elementary. 

 Ms. Anderson

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Ms. Anderson

I am thrilled to be a member of the Special Education team as a teaching assistant with Ms. Hrivnak!

 Ms. Baños

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Ms. Baños

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina.I graduate from the University of Arquitecture and Urbanism of Buenos Aires. After moving to this country, I enjoyed working with kids and dedicated the last 13 years working as a TA, while also teaching Spanish for the last three years. During my free time I volunteer as an instructor in the Helping Horse therapeutic riding program. I love animals and nature and enjoy going camping with my family. I am very excited for the upcoming year and meeting all the Pleasant Grove families!

 Ms. Bizzell

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Ms. Bizzell

I am excited to be teaching as an assistant here at Pleseant Grove Elementary. This is my first year in Wake County Public Schools. I have 10 years of experience working in Durham Headstart as a teacher assistant serving children ages three- five promoting school readiness and family partnerships for preschool aged children.I have fifteen years of experience working with children ages five- twenty one with intellectual challenges through Durham Parks and Recreation in both after-school and Summer camp settings. I have a passion for teaching, and leading and shaping young minds into their future. I have an associates in Child Development from Durham Technical Community College and I am working towards a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. 
 Ms. Ganapathy

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Ms. Ganapathy

I was born and raised in India.  I graduated in Science with Masters in Zoology and pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Education in India.  My family moved to NC in 2011.  This is my 3rd year as TA and I am excited to work for the first grade team as assistant with 1st Grade.  In addition to my interests in teaching, I enjoy cooking, travel and listening to music.

 Ms. Geddis

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Ms. Geddis

I have worked as a substitue and interim teacher in Wake County, and I am happy to be a TA here at Pleasant Grove with the 1st Grade Team! 

 Ms. Reeves

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Ms. Reeves

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 Ms. Hale

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Ms. Hale

I am excited to work as a team member with our Special Education teachers. I will be working along side with Ms. Slivka!

 Ms. Karra

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Ms. Karra

I thrilled to be an assistant with the Kindergarten Team!

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 Ms. Sefter

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Ms. Sefter

In 2007, her family transferred to NC from NH.  At that time, her only child, Becca was entering middle school in Wake County; proudly she is now a Junior at ECU.  She graduated with both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from Central Connecticut State University.  In NH and NC, she has always been involved in Education in both the regular and special education disciplines.  She feels so blessed and honored to be a part of PGES.  Not only is she passionate about starting this upcoming school year, but she has also continued her work as a volunteer for the nonprofit Read and Feed; which has been heartwarming as always.  

 Ms. Spencer

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Ms. Spencer

Ms. Spencer has worked with children for many years and is excited join as an assistant with the Kindergarten/1st Grade Teams!