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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology Meredith College - MAT in Elementary Education

Mrs. Traci Veenstra

Mrs. Veenstra joined Powell Elementary in Fall 2019 as a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant. Before that, she worked in the Elementary Education and Outreach Departments at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for over ten years. She has a strong interest in outdoor and hands on learning, child led explorations and prioritizing social emotional learning with Conscious Discipline. In her free time, Traci enjoys taking care of her family's animals, especially her chickens, and planning adventures with her husband and two children, who are also at Powell!

My Play-losophy:

Play is incredibly powerful in helping children learn. Play makes learning so much deeper, they remember what they learn when it is immersed in play, and they are happy. I see this in my own classroom and when my own children come home from a day of learning at Powell. They make new iterations of projects that they made in their classrooms and domains, and take learning even further!

 

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Mrs. Jessica Dove

 

 

 

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Appalachian State University - BS in Geography East Carolina University - Teaching Certificate North Carolina State University - Masters of School Administration

Mr. Rob Lewis

Mr. Lewis graduated with a BS degree in Geography from Appalachian State University, obtained his teaching certificate from East Carolina University, and acquired a Masters of School Administration at North Carolina State University.
 
With over 20 years in education, Mr. Lewis believes in establishing meaningful and positive relationships with students, parents, and fellow staff.  Equipping all students with a strong educational foundation, instilling an intrinsic curiosity for learning and growth, and modeling equity for all are key initiatives in his classroom.
 
My Play-losophy:
 
Integrating play in the classroom allows developing minds to make connections, remember important information, and associate learning with having fun.  Play draws all types of learners together and offers inclusion on a variety of levels.