Fourth Grade Teachers
Mr. Mike Collins

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Mr. Mike Collins

RCollins@wcpss.net

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!

Ms. Julianne DeMay

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Ms. Julianne DeMay

JDeMay@wcpss.net

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!

Mrs. Joanne Londe

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Mrs. Joanne Londe

JLonde@wcpss.net

Hello! My name is Joanne Londe. I joined the North Ridge third grade team in 2007 after moving from California where I had been a third grade teacher for 8 years. Originally I am from England, and although I’ve been in the U.S. for over 20 years now, you might still detect a slight accent! I graduated from Nottingham University with a B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics. How I ended up teaching third grade is a long story (involving a stint in South Korea working as a teacher’s aide and teaching English) but it was definitely a great career choice!

As a teacher I believe that I have the most rewarding and interesting job possible. Every day is different, bringing with it new successes and challenges. I look upon my students as individuals, each with their own special qualities and all with the potential to shine. In our class we work hard to create an environment that is happy and safe where everyone can learn.

Outside of school, my family keep me very busy. I am happily married to David, a high school social studies teacher. We have two wonderful children, Rachael and Nathan who were students here at North Ridge, but have now moved on to middle and high school. We try to spend as much time outdoors together as possible; bike riding and running along the Neuse River Trail, and camping at Falls Lake. We also enjoy reading, watching movies and playing a great Lord of the Rings card game!

Ms. Keiran McClarren

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Ms. Keiran McClarren

kmcclarren@wcpss.net

Hello! My name is Keiran McClarren. This is my 7th year teaching. Where has the time gone? I graduated from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania in 2011. After I graduated, I moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia where I taught 3rd grade for 2 years. I decided to move to Raleigh because I wanted to live in a city. Raleigh is now my home. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends, go for walks, and try new restaurants. I also love decorating my house. I spend a lot of my free time traveling. I believe there is so much of the world to see than to stay in one place. I like to escape to the beach whenever I can! 

Mrs. Kathleen Moniz

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Mrs. Kathleen Moniz

KMoniz@wcpss.net

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.