Fifth Grade Teachers
Mrs. Brittany Bedford

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Mrs. Brittany Bedford

Hey there Unicorns! My name is Brittany Bedford and I would love to share a little bit about myself. This is my 9th year teaching and I have loved every minute of it! I received my undergraduate degree from NC State University… GO PACK! After I began teaching, I went back to school and earned my master’s degree from East Carolina University… GO PIRATES!

I have been married to my husband Sam for a little over a year and we are expecting our first baby in February! We currently live in Wake Forest with our playful kitty Alice, but couldn’t be more excited about this new addition to our family! My parents live in Emerald Isle which is great, because the beach is one of my places to visit. My younger sister Brannan lives not too far away in Greenville. I absolutely love teaching, but I also love weekends, the beach, reading a good book, and many other things.

BBedford@wcpss.net

Mrs. Kelly Cyr

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Mrs. Kelly Cyr

My name is Kelly Cyr and I am so happy to be a Unicorn here at North Ridge Elementary! I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I graduated from the University of South Carolina and am a HUGE Gamecock fan.

My husband and I recently moved back to the area after living in the mountains of NC. It was beautiful there! We love hiking and being outdoors. Our dog, Lexi, really likes to be outdoors with us, too. I enjoy running, playing tennis, shopping, cooking and eating.

Being a teacher is the most amazing job. I love getting to know my students each year, and really working together with their families to have a great school year. I truly believe the classroom is a community and all voices, big and small, need to be heard. I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade this year.

KCyr@wcpss.net

Mrs. Meredith Jarrett

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Mrs. Meredith Jarrett

Hello Unicorn Families! I am Mrs. Jarrett and I am a native of Raleigh! Prior coming to North Ridge, I taught for 11 years in other Wake County schools. I am so proud to be a part of the NRE family! I earned my teaching degree from UNC-Wilmington and my Master’s Degree in Reading from Grand Canyon University. I am also a National Board Certified teacher and a certified Mentor for Beginning Teachers in Wake County.

On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, going to UNC football games and traveling. I look forward to getting to know each of the fifth graders this school year as we work together to help our scholars on all of their learning endeavors. My goal as a fifth grade teacher is to prepare our students for middle school. I will focus on self-confidence, organizational skills, and time management. Please remember that “Communication is one of the many keys to success,” so if you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at

mjarrett2@wcpss.net.

Ms. Gwen Peters

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Ms. Gwen Peters

I have lived in Raleigh since the summer of 2003 when I started teaching at North Ridge. I was born in Virginia and am very proud of my heritage and upbringing. My family home is in the country—a truly rural area. My father, a retired farmer, still resides there.
 
My only sibling, Milton, and his son, Jackson, live in Omaha, Nebraska. I usually only see them a couple of times a year.
 
I have two daughters, Courtney and Laura. Courtney graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Laura graduated from North Carolina State University for her undergraduate degree as well as her Master of Accounting degree.
 
I have a jack russell terrier, Tootsie! Tootsie weighs around 8 pounds and is 15 years old. In spite of her size, she thinks she’s as big as any of the larger breeds. Unfortunately, she doesn’t like other dogs!!! She does, however, love people!!! She is most entertaining. Your children will probably come home with stories about her!
 
I enjoy working out at Orange Theory Fitness. It’s a wonderful and CHALLENGING exercise program. Tootsie and I also enjoy taking walks down Rainwater to Spring Forest. I love dining out with my girls or friends, shopping, and catching the latest movies.
 
Fifth grade is AWESOME!!! We work hard and have a lot of fun!! We do all that we can to get students ready for middle school. I look forward to working with you this year!!!

GPeters@wcpss.net