Fourth Grade Teachers
Mr. John Buccellato

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Mr. John Buccellato

My name is John Buccellato but everyone simply refers to me as “Mr. B”. In 2009 I earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Meredith College with a focus on Elementary Education and I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University. I love teaching and I feel extremely fortunate to have had an opportunity to change paths and pursue a career in education. I believe that life is a continual learning process and it is my goal to spark that lifelong passion in all of my students.

I relocated to Wake Forest from Long Island, NY in 2002 with my wife Donna and our three children, Gianna, Isabella, and Giovanni. Recently we've added a new member to our family a 2 year old Chihuahua/Terrier mix named Queso. Our two cats Tom and Jerry have not quite adjusted to our new addition. I am a huge sports fan. My favorite teams are the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Jets but I will watch just about any sports competition. I am also very active in coaching my daughters who play fast pitch softball.

JBuccellato@wcpss.net

Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman

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Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Chapman, and I’m thrilled to be looping up with my Third Graders to Fourth Grade at North Ridge Elementary! I have a B.A. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and a Masters in Teaching from North Carolina State University. ​Go Pack!

My husband, Kermit, and I have four boys, Matthew, Daniel, Stephen, and Joseph, and a lab-mix rescue named Daisy. I love sports, especially football and college basketball, and cheering for the Wolfpack and the Steelers.

When I’m not teaching and/or learning, I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, and hiking.

EChapman@wcpss.net

 

Mr. Mike Collins

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Mr. Mike Collins

Hi! My name is Mr. Collins. I grew up and attended school in Raleigh from Kindergarten all the way through college. I graduated from NC State in 2004 and although I support the Wolfpack, my true love is with the Duke Blue Devils! I’ve always desired to serve children and their families. My first jobs, both part-time and full-time, were at a local YMCA… running youth programs and summer camps.

My time with Wake County Schools began at Lynn Road Elementary in 2010. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to have been given the opportunity to work with fourth grade! I met my wife during my time at Lynn Road, and we got married soon after! I decided to transfer to North Ridge to gain new experiences within Wake County… and to give the Mrs. and I some unique opportunities for shared expertise.

I hope my students will be able to walk away from fourth grade, reluctant to leave… yet excited for fifth grade. Please join me with high expectations for a successful and fun year at North Ridge Elementary School!

RCollins@wcpss.net

Ms. Julianne DeMay

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Ms. Julianne DeMay

Hi families! I am Julianne DeMay. I was born in Clinton, North Carolina. I have one younger brother and one younger sister. I have a sweet kitten named Madeline.

I graduated from NC State with a BS in Elementary Education and a concentration in Science in 2008. I finished graduate school at ECU in June of 2011 with a Masters in Elementary Education. I have been teaching since 2008 in Wake County Public Schools. I taught first grade for two years and have been teaching second grade at North Ridge since 2010. I moved up to fourth grade at North Ridge in 2015. In my free time I love to go to the lake and beach – especially the Outer Banks. I also love to shop and hang out with my friends who are scattered around Eastern NC.

I look forward to meeting every one of you soon!

JDeMay@wcpss.net

Mrs. Kathleen Moniz

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Mrs. Kathleen Moniz

Hi! I am Mrs. Moniz. I taught Kindergarten at North Ridge Elementary from 2004 until 2016. I am presently teaching fourth grade at North Ridge. I taught third and fourth grade in the Fairfax County Public School System prior to this. I graduated with honors from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia with a BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in middle school Science and Math.

My husband and I have two children, Amanda and Michael. Amanda graduated from NC State in May of 2013 and taught middle school until this year. Currently Amanda is a stay at home mother of 2 sons, Parker age 6 and Owen age 4 months. Our son Michael graduated from Millbrook High School in June of 2013 and is pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician and currently performs as lead guitarist with several bands around the state. My husband and I have lived in Raleigh since 1994. Together we love to bowl and at the present time bowl in a league. We love animals and currently have three dogs, one cat and two birds. In my spare time, in addition to bowling, I enjoy walking, reading, doing puzzles, and most of all being with my family. I am thrilled to be among such a wonderful group of teachers here at North Ridge Elementary.

KMoniz@wcpss.net