I have been in the education field for 21 years. I have always wanted to teach and love just learning new ways to become a better teacher. I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught all grades from first through fifth, served as a media coordinator and a reading specialist. I was a preschool operations manager for three years. I have taught in the states of Virginia, Maryland, California, Florida, and now my home state of North Carolina. My husband and I are getting ready to celebrate our 25th year of marriage this year. we have a 21 year old daughter who is a senior at Vanderbilt University and an 11 year old son who is a fifth grader at Brier Creek.
I'm passionate about my family, giving back and serving the community, and living by the motto that every child can learn and every child will learn.
Years at BCES: 0
Color- Purple, Turquoise (or anyhting in the Teal family)
Restaurant- Chick FilA, Cheesecake Factory
Hobbies- Scrapbooking, DIY crafts, watching football and basketball, traveling
Gift cards- Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Target, Kohls, Starbucks
Beverages, snacks, and treats- Any type of fruity teas, fresh fruit, chocolates
Ms. DiorioThis is my 10th year teaching and 6th year at BCES. I studied at SUNY Fredonia for undergrad and University at Buffalo for my masters. I hold a Master's for Early Childhood Education. I am National Board Certified. I'm super excited to be teaching first grade this year!I am passionate about innovation for littles!Years at BCES: 5Favorites: GreenLos Tres and Tasusoccer and my dogsTarget, TJMaxx, Kohl'swater and coffee (Caribou)white cheddar popcorn dark chocolate
Ms. GordonHi First Grade Jets! I am Christina Gordon (Best known as Mrs. G) and I am thrilled to be teaching 1st grade at Brier Creek Elementary! I am from Raleigh. I have been teaching first grade for twelve years now. I received my teaching degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Art from North Carolina Central University. There, I met the love of my life, Richard. In 2012 I received the high accolade of National Board Certification. I have three sons- my nine year old (a BCES fourth grader), my four year old (a BCES kindergartener) and my two year old (my house is always full of excitement).I am passionate about promoting creativity in the classroom, thinking outside of the box, and pushing kids to work to their very best potential. My passion comes from me being a mom, so its a passion I hold dear to my heart. In my classroom we like to say, "we don't accept mess; give only your best".Years at BCES: 1Favorites: Colors: Pink & GreenRestaurants: Jersey Mikes, Cheesecake Factory, Ruth ChrisHobbies: scrapbooking, hand letteringGiftcards: Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, StarbucksBeverages/Coffee: Cherry PepsiSnacks/treats: Symphony Chocolate Bar (I LOVE chocolate), pistachios
Ms. HillBio coming soon!
Ms. HowertonThis is my 4th year teaching and my 2nd at BCES! I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I went to Penn State University for my undergrad in Early Childhood Education and my master's in Curriculum and Insturction. I am so excited to be teaching first grade again and have enjoyed my time so much at BCES thus far!I am passionate about educating the whole child and finding the ways our students learn best, which can be different for each and every student. I am passionate about creating a classroom community and an environment where students feel safe enough to takes risks and strive to be their very best everyday!Years at BCES: 1Favorites: Color - Blue and PinkRestaurants - Cheesecake Factory, Chick Fil-a, TasuHobbies- Playing soccer, watching all PSU and UNC sports, travellingGiftcards - Target , Starbucks Beverages- coffee, fruit smoothiesSnacks- chocolate chip cookies, BBQ chips, Gummy Bears
Mr. MaynardGood Day my Little Jets!!I have been teaching since chalk (1988) in Gaithersburg MD. I was born and raised in West Virginia. Cindy and I have three daughters, and one grand daughter. We have a golden retriever, however, when the girls are in town there might be a mini zoo at my house. In our spare time, we get together as a family. I earned a BS in business admin. from West Virginia University, my teaching degree from Marshall University, and my Master from Elon University. I also earned National Board Certification. I have been in Wake County since 1994. I have taught at BCES for seven years. I am super excited to be teaching first grade and LOVE being at BCES!I am passionate about everything I do. Students often look at tasks as they progress in school as a chore rather than an opportunity. I want all students to develop a passion for whatever they do.Years at BCES: 7Favorites: colors-blue and yellowrestaurants-Gonza, Chuys, Chipotle, Cowfishhobbies-playing guitar, fishing, vinyl records, everything WVU, Carolina Panthersbeverages-coffee homebrewed blacksnacks-peanut M&Ms, pretzels, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, OREOs
Ms. WilliamsHello Jets! This will be my first year at BCES and I am so excited to be joining a wonderful school community! This will be my 11th year teaching. I attended East Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I have a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and my Reading Certification K-12. I started my teaching career in northern Virginia as a Kindergarten teacher, then moved to Raleigh and have been teaching first grade ever since!Years at BCES: 0Favorites: Color- blue and purpleRestaurants- Chick Fila-a, Moes, Carribou CoffeeHobbies- traveling, spending time with my dog, cheering for the TarheelsGiftcards- Target, Amazon Snacks- anything chocolate!Beverages- Water & Pepsi