Ms. Danielle Belcher

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Ms. Danielle Belcher

dlascala@wcpss.net

Hello Families! My name is Danielle Belcher. This will be my 8th year at North Ridge Elementary, and 4th year in Kindergarten. I am a proud graduate of N.C. State. My husband and I love to travel, go to hockey games, and spend time with family and friends. On my own, I like to read and paint. I live in Rolesville with my husband, John, and new baby boy.

I'm really looking forward to working with you and your child this year!

Ms. Lisa Clark

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Ms. Lisa Clark

ljackson-clark@wcpss.net

Hello!  I am Lisa Clark.  I am very excited to be a unicorn!  I grew up in Michigan and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  This is my 20th year teaching in some capacity.  Most of my experience has been in First Grade.  Prior to arriving at North Ridge, I taught at Abbotts Creek Elementary and at Brassfield Elementary.  My husband and I are the parents of 4 boys ranging in ages from 3-12.  My two middle boys are in Kindergarten and in 4th grade here at North Ridge.  I enjoy reading, traveling, going for walks, and playing board games or hide-and-seek with my family.  Kindergarten is a special time.  Your child will grow in so many ways over the course of this school year.  I look forward to getting to know more about your child as we set the foundation for a wonderful elementary school experience!

Ms. Tori Hunt

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Ms. Tori Hunt

thunt2@wcpss.net

My name is Tori Hunt and I'm thrilled to be be a part of the North Ridge team and embarking on a new adventure in kindergarten! This will be my eleventh year of teaching. I have taught 1st grade for nine years and Kindergarten for two.

I am a Raleigh native and graduated from NC State. I later earned my online masters degree in literacy from Michigan State University. I love to read suspense, historical fiction, and memoirs. We also are big NC State fans and go to all the football games. I live in Raleigh with my husband, Winston, and two children, Hawkins and Ivy.

I'm really looking forward to working with you and your child this year and helping them have a successful year!

Ms. Danielle Osterstrom

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Ms. Danielle Osterstrom

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My name is Danielle Osterstrom. This is my fifteeth year of teaching. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and a K/1 combination. I taught 1 year in Florida, and 12 years at Jeffreys Grove Elementary. I grew up in Buffalo, NY. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fredonia State. I have earned my National Boards.

My husband and I met while student teaching at the same school in New York. We moved to Raleigh 12 years ago. My husband teaches 6th grade science at Pine Hollow Middle School. We have a eight year old son named Ethan and a dog named Toby. I enjoy cooking, running, shopping, and spending time with my family.

I am excited to join North Ridge Unicorns! We have so many fun events planned for the year. I look forward to getting to know your child and watching them learn and grow.

Ms. Sydney Sauers

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Ms. Sydney Sauers

SSauers@wcpss.net

Hi! My name is Sydney Sauers and I have been at North Ridge since 2012. One of my favorite things is teaching, especially at a place where unicorns are commonly known. I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with my parents and two younger brothers.
 
I graduated from Meredith College with a B.S. in Child Development and with a Kindergarten-Sixth grade licensure. Raleigh has quickly become my home! In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, laughing with my friends, and visiting the beach!

Ms. Samantha Scudiero

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Ms. Samantha Scudiero

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Hi Unicorns! My name is Samantha Scudiero and I am excited to be going on my ninth year teaching and my fourth year at North Ridge! After graduating from Kean University, I began my teaching career teaching kindergarten. From there I taught first grade, third grade for 6 years, and then kindergarten for 2 years. I am so excited to be back in Kindergarten this year and start a new journey with your child.

I’m a New Jersey native who moved here three years ago and immediately fell in love with teaching at North Ridge! You will love it here! Go Unicorns!

My uncle is the author of the Amelia Bedelia books, so they are one of my FAVORITE children’s series to share with my students. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, going to the beach, and spending time with my friends and family. I also LOVE to travel and explore new places, which has led me to my hobby of taking photographs. In addition to checking out new restaurants in the area. I am excited to get to know all of my students this year as we learn and grow together. We are going to have so much fun!

 

Mrs. Kim Whitaker

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Mrs. Kim Whitaker

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Hello!  My name is Kim Whitaker.  I graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and later earned my master’s degree in reading education.  I taught kindergarten in Greenville, NC before relocating to Raleigh. I have been teaching kindergarten at North Ridge since 1999. I am a native of Greensboro, NC and now reside in Raleigh with my husband and two boys. I enjoy walking, going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends.  I am also a huge basketball and football fan!