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Lori Creech, Instructional Facilitator

I am York's Instructional Facilitator. This is my 9th year at York and my 15th year teaching altogether. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Greensboro and a masters in Reading Education from NCSU. I also have a certification in Exceptional ChildrenI: General Curriculum. I enjoy reading, doing crafts and spending time with my daughter in my spare time.

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Lisa Dolezal, (ESL) English as a Second Language

My last name is Dolezal (pronounced doe zall). I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science from Indiana University.  After 2 years in the Peace Corps (stationed in Guatemala), I found that there was a great need for Spanish-speaking teachers, so I returned to school and earned my teaching and Master's degrees from Rockford College in Elementary Education with a focus on bilingual education. After 6 years teaching in Illinois, I moved in 2005 to North Carolina.  In my free time you can find me spending time with my adopted daughter.  We like to hike, swim at the pool, garden, visit Grandma and Grandpa, or just relax in our home.

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Tracy Flynn, Speech

I was born in upstate New York and moved to North Carolina during my 8th grade year. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) and my Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University. I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1997 and at York Elementary since 2004.   I adore my students here at York and consider it an honor and blessing to work with them to empower them to be the best they can be!

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Cammie Key, Occupational Therapy

I grew up in Charlotte and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.  I have been serving students in Wake County since 2006.  I serve several school sites around the county each week. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, cooking, and spending time with my family. 

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Francine Krowiak, Intervention

I moved here to Raleigh from Long Island in 2017 with my husband and 2 daughters. We are loving it! I have been teaching since 2008 and recently earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Literacy. I came to York Elementary School in January 2018 as an intervention assistant and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to join this wonderful staff and administration.  I believe that all children are capable of great things. It is my honor and joy to be a part of their journey.

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Jennifer Marois - Intervention

I am so excited to be joining the York Bulldog family this year as an Intervention teacher! A fun fact about me is that I am the oldest of 32 cousins. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. I also have a certification in English as a Second Language. I have taught in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Wake County, and have done intervention at The Reading Connection, Sylvan Learning Center and Grade Power Learning. My husband’s work in the music industry took us to Indianapolis, IN and Austin, TX. We were thrilled to get to circle back here to my beautiful home state. We have a 21 year old daughter and 18 year old son with whom we enjoy training and playing with our pandemic rescue BULLDOG name Winnie, walking on the American Tobacco Trail, mountain and beach trips as a family, and attending live music shows.  

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Meg Osterhoff, STEM & K-2 Literacy Coach

Here's a little bit of info about Ms. "STEM-O!" or teacher of engineering and all things STEM. I've taught at York Elementary School for over 19 years now. I have my master's degree in Elementary Reading, degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. My engineering background came from NC State "The Engineering Place" when I worked for them for 6 summers teaching engineering camp.  Active engagement is incredibly important in all ages as you learn. Coaching teachers at York and around the county has been such a joy as I see more and more teachers embed engineering design principles into their lessons and using STEM, Literacy, and PBL to teach!

 

Check out the STEM website for more information and things that are going on in our school!  http://detectiveosterhoff.weebly.com/

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1SoltJCPCdaYtAp3Ya7KDBBX_sDaRzBULOm15d4MdoTE/edit?usp=sharing (Virtual Classroom)

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Dawn Russo, AIG

I have been working with AIG students in Wake County since 2007 and love challenging students to reach their full potential. I received my B.S. in Elementary Education at ECU and my M.Ed. at NCSU, I love learning and I hope to instill that same love of learning in my students. When I am not working with students I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family. We have traveled to 48 states and Canada in our VW Eurovan.

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Susannah Wheat, School Counselor

In May of 2018, I received a M.Ed. in Counselor Education (PreK-12, School Counseling) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. My passion for working with children and adolescents, the field of education, and the study of psychology cultivated my desire to pursue a career in school counseling. 

This is my fourth year as the school counselor at York. Each day brings about new, challenging, and rewarding experiences.  I could not be more thrilled about my career choice. My toolbox to help students reach their fullest potential continues to develop as I learn and grow in the elementary school setting. 

I believe my most important role as a school counselor is to advocate for all students. I see my impact in helping students overcome social/emotional barriers that hinder their academic achievement in collaboration with administrators, educators, and families. The opportunity to work with youth and watch them develop into who they are capable of being is my greatest privilege.

 

 

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Marvin Mcmillar, Social Worker

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Karina Martinez, School Psychologist

I am new to WCPSS, coming from Eastern NC. I earned my BA in psychology from NCSU and my MA/CAS in school psychology from ECU. I am the youngest of four children in my family who all happen to work with WCPSS! I am very excited to be here and get to know everyone! 

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Child Nutrition/Cafeteria Services Team

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Custodial Services Team

Treena Hines and Jose Torres are the fabuolous duo who keep our school shiny and bright. If you ever have a need, they will be there in a jiffy! Treena updates our bulletin boards downstairs by the cafeteria, loves to tackle DIY painting projects and garden. Jose always has a kind word to share when he pops in during the afternoon to help get classrooms and learning spaces ready for another day of learning. So thankful for this phenomenal team!