First Grade Teachers
Mrs. Tori Ashby

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Mrs. Tori Ashby

Hello! My name is and I am honored to be a first grade teacher at North Ridge Elementary. Before coming to North Ridge, I taught second grade in Winston Salem, NC where I grew up. I am very excited about being a part of the first grade team and look forward to the amazing year ahead! I can’t wait to see all of the exciting things that we can discover and learn together.

I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education. It was at Appalachian that I discovered my calling as an educator. I love the teaching profession and spending my days helping students learn! Outside of school, my husband, Will and I enjoy being outside and going on walks with our dog, Boone. We also really enjoy traveling, watching movies, and spending time with our families.

vashby@wcpss.net

 

Mrs. Jennifer Ligon

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Mrs. Jennifer Ligon

My name is Jennifer Ligon and I am so excited to be your child’s first grade teacher! This is my third year teaching first grade at North Ridge. I earned my M.A. in teaching from NC State in 2014, and North Ridge is where I completed my student teaching. I loved being a North Ridge Unicorn so much that I never left! I live in Raleigh with my husband, Joshua, my baby Maisie, and two very large, lazy cats named Delilah and Oscar. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, watching movies, visiting museums, and traveling. I am looking forward to having an awesome school year!

JLigon2@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Vicki Parker

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Mrs. Vicki Parker

Hi, I’m Vicki Parker and I am so happy to be returning to North Ridge as a 1st grade teacher! The students, parents, administration and staff at North Ridge are amazing and I love being part of the NRE family. I know that we will have an exciting and productive year as we work together in our classroom community to grow as learners.

I am a graduate of the Masters in Teaching program at Meredith College and I also have a BS in Business Administration from Meredith College. Go Angels! My husband Yates and I have two children, Harrison, a student at NCSU and Lindsay, a high school student. Our family also includes our dog, Zoey. I enjoy walking, bike rides, going to Kure Beach, snow skiing, gardening and reading!

VParker2@wcpss.net

 

Mrs. Christine Robertson

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Mrs. Christine Robertson

Hello, students and families! My name is Christine Robertson. I have been teaching at North Ridge Elementary since the 2010-2011 school year. I am thrilled to be on the first grade team and am looking forward to another amazing school year!

I attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I received both my Bachelors in Elementary Education and my Masters in Reading. I was married in the summer of 2013 to my husband who is also a teacher! In my time away from school I enjoy cooking, reading, walking my dog Penny, visiting the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

I am delighted to be part of the North Ridge family and I look forward to getting to know your family.

CRobertson3@wcpss.net

 

Ms. Sydney Sauers

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Ms. Sydney Sauers

Hi! My name is Sydney Sauers and I have been at North Ridge since 2012. One of my favorite things is teaching first grade, 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!

SSauers@wcpss.net