Specialists Team
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.

Mrs. Laura Keane

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Mrs. Laura Keane

lkeane@wcpss.net

Hello, North Ridge Families! I am excited to be leading the Technology Special! I grew up in Chapel Hill and graduated from UNC with a BA in French Literature. I have lived in Raleigh since 2003 with my husband and two children.

I spent many years as a parent volunteer in my children’s elementary school. When they moved on to middle school and high school, I decided to stay in elementary school because I loved working with the kids so much. Their enthusiasm, persistence, and thirst for knowledge inspire me every day.

In my spare time I love to read, watch movies, cook, and play with my dog. I enjoy playing and watching sports of all kinds. I am a huge Carolina basketball fan!

Ms. Jenny Kim

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Ms. Jenny Kim

ykim@wcpss.net

Hi! My name is Jenny Kim.  I am the Art Teacher for North Ridge Elementary School and I’m ecstatic to be a unicorn!  I recently graduated from The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Art Education and completed my student teaching experience.  I was born in Illinois but I spent most of childhood moving and living in different states from the West, South and Northeast.  With that being said, I am a new resident to North Carolina and am really grateful for this new journey and to be able to teach students about Art!

I have a younger brother at OSU and a small Yorkie-Bichon mix named Louie.  I enjoy creating mixed media art, reading, doing Yoga/jogging, gallery hopping, traveling, going on new food adventures and spending time with 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

llumb@wcpss.net

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.