Ms. Paula Barnes Cardinale



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Ms. Paula Barnes Cardinale

I am looking forward to my second year here at Centennial
as the teacher librarian/media specialist. I hope to share my
love of Mathematics and Reading while encouraging everyone
to grow in both.
I grew up here in Wake County near Fuquay and graduated
from Fuquay High School. I then attended Campbell University
were I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Later on,
I received my Master of Library Science at East Carolina University.
My National Boards Certification is in Mathematics.
I have had the privilege to teach students at all grade levels Pre-K
through 12th grade with about a third at each level, high, middle,
and elementary. My career started with me teaching mathematics
at high school in Harnett, then Franklin County. I then taught math 
as well as some social studies and science at Durant Road Middle
before becoming a teacher librarian. Loved the year-round calendar. 
Before arriving at Centennial, I was at Powell GT Magnet Elementary as
a teacher librarian.
Last, but not least, I love to travel. My most recent trip was to
Costa Rica this summer. The Monte Verde Cloud Forest was
wonderful. Last summer was quite the adventure with visits
to areas in South Africa including Kruger National Park and closer
to home, Yellowstone National Park. The pictures above are from
South Africa. My other hobby is photography.