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Katira Fuller - Fifth Grade Teacher

York Strong!
It's nice to be a York Bulldog again! Year 3 and many more to go!
I was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Voorhees, NJ. I attended and graduated with honors from Jackson State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. My 29 years of dedicated service as an educator include teaching opportunities in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade. 5th grade is where my heart lives! I have taught 5th grade for 20 years!
 
I lived and taught in Ft. Myers, FL for 27 years before meeting and marrying my amazing husband, Fred Fuller, in July 2021 and moving to NC. We are blessed to have a loving, blended family of 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren. In August 2023, we became empty nesters, as our youngest, Malachi, is attending North Carolina A&T University! 
 
From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Each year I have the honor of impacting, teaching, learning and growing with 20-30 new students who become my family members forever! I believe that all children can learn, if we teach them! I know we need to have real relationships with students and they need to know we value them as we help to prepare them for their future roles in academic excellence, leadership, and in becoming the innovators of tomorrow! Each day is precious! Our impact is priceless! 
 
Welcome to our 5th grade family! It's only up from here! We've got you! Let's goooo!

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Frances Walker, Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Frances Walker is a dedicated educator with a diverse background.  She graduated with honors from Jackson State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University. Her 20 plus years of teaching experience ranges from elementary (3rd-5th), middle school (6th-8th ELA) as well as building and district level administration. She is excited to start the next chapter of her career at York Elementary School.

As a child growing up in a family of educators, she knew at a young age that teaching was her passion. She values the importance of literacy and learning in innovative ways! Frances loves to incorporate technology into her lessons and is constantly seeking best practices to effectively engage every student. She is known for her patience and her ability to inspire students to achieve their academic and personal goals. When she is not imparting knowledge, she spends time cultivating her other gifts as a professional musician (she plays the saxophone!) and massage therapist. She recently moved here from the Great Lakes state of Michigan and is excited about her new life in North Carolina. As she always says..."It is an honor to be selected to SERVE!"