Mrs. Marsha Hanna

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Mrs. Marsha Hanna

Slippery Rock University - Bachelor in Science of Secondary Education
Edinboro University - Elementary Education (certification)

This will be my sixth year of teaching in Wake County. I graduated from Slippery Rock University of PA with a B.S in Secondary Education, and Elementary certification from Edinboro University of PA, and have taught in Pennsylvania before moving to North Carolina.

My husband and I have six adult children: five sons and a daughter. I enjoy visiting our children, reading, baking (especially cookies), and going to the beach.

I am excited to spend each day with Kindergarten students. Each day is full of wonder, and they are eager to explore and learn about everything.

Email: mhanna@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Jennifer Hebert - CCK

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Mrs. Jennifer Hebert - CCK

Cambridge College - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Worcester State College - Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and English

I am so excited about this school year and to be working with your child! I was born and raised in New England where I began my teaching career. I moved to North Carolina in 2006 and worked as a third-grade teacher in Chatham County. I moved to Wake County four years ago. Since that time I have spent the past three years teaching in Wake County, two years as a CCR teacher for K-5th graders and a year as a Kindergarten T/A. 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching sports, being outdoors as much as possible, reading, traveling and spending time with my husband and two cats.

I look forward to a fantastic year together at Swift Creek!

Email: jhebert@wcpss.net

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Ms. Amber Black (King)

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Ms. Amber Black (King)

North Carolina State University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

My name is Amber Black [King] and this will be my first year at Swift Creek. Last spring I graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in elementary education and a concentration in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I am extremely excited to get started this year building a classroom community together. We are going to have a great year full of learning and fun! 

When I'm not at school, I can be found at home hanging out with my five-month-old golden retriever, Bentley, or hiking my way through the North Carolina mountains. 

Email: anblack@wcpss.net

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Ms. Bobbie Lipe

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Ms. Bobbie Lipe

Meredith College - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), Early Childhood (K-4)
 
Welcome to Kindergarten!  My name is Bobbie Lipe and I am very excited to begin another year with all our "Little Cougars"!  I have been teaching at Swift Creek since I student taught here from Meredith College.  I have taught preschool, first, and second grade, but Kindergarten is my passion. Kindergarten is a magical year where you see the students explore, create, and become future leaders.  My goals for "Little Cougars" are: to feel good about their accomplishments, use their natural curiosity to become life-long learners, and to enjoy school especially the love of reading!  
 
When I am not at school, I love spending time with my daughter, family, and friends.  My daughter and I enjoy hiking and reading mysteries. Our favorite reading spot is on the beach. We have a dog, Chloe and a cat, Polly and they are great friends! 

Email: blipe@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Mary Zardas

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Mrs. Mary Zardas

College of Notre Dame of Maryland - Accelerated Certification for Teaching

This is my 15th year teaching at Swift Creek elementary, and my 24th year in North Carolina. While currently teaching kindergarten, I've also taught first, second and fifth grades at Swift Creek. I know my class this year will be curious and will love math, reading and our school garden!

When I am not at school, I enjoy growing tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and too many other herbs to mention in my tiny garden. My cat, Hilary, likes to watch! I also love writing on-line reviews! From airports to department stores to restaurants, you may very well have seen my reviews when looking for a new place to try. I have to say it's become my favorite hobby!

Email: mzardas@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Amira Hindi - IA

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Mrs. Amira Hindi - IA

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Mrs. Ashley Hunt - CCK IA

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Mrs. Ashley Hunt - CCK IA

South Piedmont Community College - Associate in Arts with Certifications in PreK and PreK Special Education
Wake Technical Community College - Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
UNC at Asheville - Bachelor in Arts in Religious Studies

I am originally from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina several years ago. Before working for Wake County Public School  System, I was a substitute teacher for Union County Public School system for three and a half years for elementary schools until I moved to Wake County to live with my husband. I am looking forward to a great year!

During my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband. We like to catch up on TV shows and movies on Netflix and HULU. I also have a black cat named Chance.
 
Ms. Lauren Jordan - IA

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Ms. Lauren Jordan - IA

I was born and still reside in Garner NC. I am currently pursuing my A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education at Wake Technical Community College and will graduate this summer! This is my first year at Swift Creek as a kindergarten instructional assistant and I love it! Besides working at Swift Creek, my husband and I run his family's beef cattle farm. We raise black Angus beef cattle. I am a mom of two boys, Connor (8) and Camden (4). In my free time, I enjoy riding my horse Chick and competing in hunter paces with her! I also enjoy spending time at our beach place and cruising around on our boat! 

Email: ltjordan@wcpss.net

Mrs. Fran Killius - IA

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Mrs. Fran Killius - IA

Niagra University - Bachelor of Science in Transportation

Welcome to Swift Creek Elementary. This is my twenty-third year as an Instructional Assistant at Swift Creek and first full-time year in Kindergarten. Each and every year has been as exciting as the first and I look forward to working with the students. I have a B.S in Transportation from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY and was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY which is just outside of Buffalo NY. I am married to my husband Mike and we have two grown sons who attended Swift Creek. We have lived in Cary for over twenty-seven years and have four grandchildren who live here and in Charlotte. They keep us very busy and we enjoy our time with them. We love to travel, spend time at the beach with family and cheering on the Carolina Hurricanes. I am looking forward to another amazing school year.

Email: mkillius@wcpss.net

Ms. Octavia Owens - IA

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Ms. Octavia Owens - IA

I was born in Wilmington, NC and moved to Raleigh NC shortly after my mother and stepfather married 2006. From there I graduated from Middle Creek High School, Apex, NC. Currently, I am at Wake Technical Community College, where I major in Early Childhood Education. I was a care provider for over ten years for Birth to School-age. I have a six-year-old son whose name is Damoni and he is the love of my life and keeps me going every day.  Now I am beginning a wonderful journey working with Wake County Public Schools as an IA. Look forward to what's ahead and happy to be apart of the Swift Creek family.  
In my spare time, I enjoy doing family vacations with my son. Visiting Topsail Beach is where my grandparents reside. Also, watching my favorite shows such as Lifetime, Shark Tank and Food Network.
 
Mr. Steve Raubenheimer - CCK IA

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Mr. Steve Raubenheimer - CCK IA

Brescia University - Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Western Carolina University - Special Education

I was born in Southern Africa and enjoy traveling to exotic locales. My passions are wildlife photography/animal behavior, scuba diving, and hiking. I enjoy reading, particularly biographies pertaining to explorers/adventurers, also hanging out with my two Jack Russell Terriers, Fergus and Meredith. My favorite foods are Hindu cuisine and Mediterranean cooking.  I have degrees in Psychology/special ed. and really enjoy working in special ed.

Email: sraubenheimer@wcpss.net