Mrs. Ann Ferri

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Mrs. Ann Ferri

PFerri@wcpss.net

Hello! my name is Ann Ferri.  I am the Music Teacher for North Ridge Elementary School.  I have been teaching for over 20 years.  I was born, raised and educated in North Carolina.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University and a Masters Degree from Meredith College. 

I am married with two children and have two very large dogs.  I enjoy singing (obviously), reading, gardening and, unfortunately, eating!  (I developed a love of French and Italian food after touring Europe with the North Carolina Chorale.)  My absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.

I love teaching children.  I teach the North Carolina Music Curriculum and the National Standards of Music.  It is my hope that your children come to love and appreciate music as much as I do.  I hope they come home and share what they learn in music with you.  Our First, Third, and Fifth Grades will each perform on our North Ridge Stage this year.  I hope you will enjoy our productions as much as I have enjoyed teaching them.

Ms. Jenny Kim

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Ms. Jenny Kim

ykim@wcpss.net

Hi! My name is Jenny Kim. I am the Art Teacher at North Ridge Elementary School and I’m ecstatic to be a unicorn! I received my Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Art Education at The Ohio State University, where I also completed my student teaching experience. I grew up mostly in the Midwest and West Coast, but have moved around my whole life, so I do not have just one place I’ve called home. However, I have been grateful for the opportunity to learn and broaden my horizons throughout life! This is my fourth year in North Carolina and I am really grateful for this journey to be able to teach students about Art!

I have a younger brother who’s into film, video making and photography and a small Yorkie-Bichon mix named Louie. I love illustrating, creating mixed media art, and designing/sewing clothes as well as upcycling fashion. My absolutely favorite type of art is glassblowing! I also enjoy reading, doing Yoga, traveling, looking for “hidden gems,” going on new food adventures and most of all, spending time with my family and friends.

It is my goal that students have a positive art class experience, gain new, applicable skills and confidence throughout the year. I plan to pull in connections to cross-curricular learning and the community while allowing students to experiment and express their individuality! I’m beyond excited to be here and to get to know your child and I look forward to a great school year!

 

Ms. Laura Lumb

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Ms. Laura Lumb

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I'm Laura Lumb, the librarian for North Ridge. I am a native North Carolinian and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel for undergraduate degree in History (go Heels!). I then went on to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for my Master of Library and Information Science. I've worked in Greensboro and Charlotte as an elementary librarian and I'm so excited to be in Raleigh as a part of the North Ridge community.

I love to read and sharing books with kids is one of the best part of my job. I also enjoy helping students work on their research skills to prepare them for the information age. I'm looking forward to working with your kids this year!

Ms. Whitney Woolard

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Ms. Whitney Woolard

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My name is Whitney Woolard and I am very excited to be a part of the Unicorn Team. I graduated from Barton College in Wilson, NC with a degree in Health and Physical Education. I have been teaching for 8 years. I have taught Elementary School as well as High School.

I am married and have a daughter named Mackenzie. I am also a Furmama to 6 dogs. A black Lab named Easton, 2 Chocolate Labs named Tootsie and Baby, 2 Yorkie-Poos named Lexibelle and Isabelle, and Dauchsand named Diva.

In my spare time, my husband and I like to go camping. We have a 36ft travel trailer we take everywhere. I am also an avid sports fan. I love watching NFL and College Softball. My favorite NFL Team is the New England Patriots.