Mrs. Carey Burkhalter - ESL

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Mrs. Carey Burkhalter - ESL

West Liberty State University - Elementary Education K-8, Special Education MI K-12, ESL certification K-12
 
I am married with two boys Noah and Seth.  Family is very important to me.  I love reading, shopping and swimming. I love to travel and love going to the ocean.  I also love the snow!  This will be my 14th year at Swift Creek.

Email: cburkhalter@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Tina Chadwick - School Counselor

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Mrs. Tina Chadwick - School Counselor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Master of Education in School Counseling
State University of New York at Cortland - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Broome Community College - Associate of Science in Liberal Arts General Studies
 
My name is Tina Chadwick, and I am your School Counselor!  I started my career in Wake County in 2002, as a 1st grade teacher, and became a school counselor in 2009.  In 2015, I proudly joined the Swift Creek Elementary School community!
 
As a counselor, I am passionate about advocating for students' needs, and breaking down barriers to student learning.  I am here as a support for students, parents, and staff!
 
My husband, Tim, is also an educator in Wake County and we are the proud parents of four children; Alexis, Evan, Paxton & Sullivan.  We love spending time together as a family, be it at the lake, on vacation, or at home playing family games!

Email: cchadwick@wcpss.net

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Mr. Philip Ellis - CCR

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Mr. Philip Ellis - CCR

East Carolina University - Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Reading Instruction (concentration)

Howdy! My name is Philip Ellis and I am happy to say I will be spending my first-year teaching at Swift Creek Elementary! I am very excited to begin my teaching career here with everyone. I graduated this past May from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education along with a concentration in reading instruction. I am from Greenville, North Carolina and enjoy spending time with my family every chance that I get! I have a dog named Minnie who is SUPER cool and a joy to be around. I have discovered that teaching is my passion and cannot wait to work with everyone in the Swift Creek community to help our cougars achieve all of their goals!

Email: pellis@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Heather Hill - Psychologist

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Mrs. Heather Hill - Psychologist

Appalachian State University - Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Appalachian State University - Master of Arts in School Psychology

I'm Heather Holt Hill, SCES's new school psychologist! My husband, daughter and I just moved to Durham from western North Carolina! I got my undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Psychology. I loved Boone so much that I decided to stick around for three more years to get my Master of Arts and Specialist degrees in School Psychology! I love doing yoga, reading, and quilting!

Twitter: @SkulSykeologist

Email: hhill@wcpss.net

Mrs. Sharon Hizer - Intervention

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Mrs. Sharon Hizer - Intervention

East Carolina University - Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, School Administration
Kean University - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
National Board Certification in Special Education

I am originally from Elizabeth, NJ. My husband of almost 18 years and I decided to relocate to North Carolina in 2008 to raise our 3 beautiful daughters, Ashley, Maya, and Brenda. While there are family, friends, and places that we miss, We Love North Carolina!

This is my 15th year in education.  I taught special education for 12 years before coming to Swift Creek as the Intervention Teacher in 2016.  I look forward to having an amazing year with our Swifties!

Email: shizer@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Suzanna Krutsch - AIG

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Mrs. Suzanna Krutsch - AIG

Penn State - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

 
My husband and I have two daughters, one dog, and three cats. As a family, we love to play board games. (My favorite is probably Dominion.) I enjoy reading, writing poetry, and solving logic problems on my iPad.

Email: skrutsch@wcpss.net

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Mrs. Sarah Mailhot - Instructional Facilitator & Literacy Coach

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Mrs. Sarah Mailhot - Instructional Facilitator & Literacy Coach

Appalachian State University - Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
North Carolina University - Bachelor of Science in K-12 Reading Education
Appalachian State University - Graduate Certificate in School Administration

Hi Swifties! My name is Sarah Mailhot and this will be my 10th year in education. I taught first grade, third grade, and fifth grade before becoming a Literacy Coach at Swift Creek in 2016. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education. In December of 2013, I graduated with my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction: New Literacies and Global Learning with a concentration as a K-12 Reading Specialist from N.C. State University. I just received my second master's degree in School Administration through Appalachian State University. I currently live in Garner with my husband, Ryan, and our two chihuahuas (Nomar & Mia) and two cats (Buddy & Baby). I can't wait to see where the year takes us!


Email: smailhot@wcpss.net

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Ms. Tammy McGugan - School Nurse

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Ms. Tammy McGugan - School Nurse

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 
I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BSN in 1987.  I have been married 29 years to my husband Steven. We have 2 daughters Megan and Amy. Megan is a pharmacy manager at MD Anderson in Houston, TX and Amy is a freshman at NCSU. We were a military family and moved throughout the US until my husband's retirement in 2013. I have had numerous jobs in nursing as we moved state to state. I have been a school nurse for 6 years. One of my favorite things to do is to be with my family at the lake. I enjoy being on our boat and water skiing, and Pinterest.

Email: tmcgugan@wcpss.net

Mrs. Vivian Noble - Speech Pathologist

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Mrs. Vivian Noble - Speech Pathologist

Nova Southeastern University - Master of Communication Sciences
University of South Florida - Bachelor of Communication Sciences, Disorders (Audiology)

My name is Vivian Noble and I am the Speech/language pathologist at Swift Creek Elementary.  I am originally from Florida but have lived in North Carolina for the past 4 years.  My favorite things to do are watch movies, read and spend time with my awesome family.  I have been married for 19 years to my husband Jeff, I have a 17-year-old daughter named Sarah and a dog named Maggie. 

Email: vnoble@wcpss.net

Ms. Mykeia Smith - Social Worker

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Ms. Mykeia Smith - Social Worker

UNC Greensboro, NC A&T State University - Master of Social Work
North Carolina Central University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

My name is Mykeia Smith and I am your School Social Worker. This is my first year with Swift Creek Elementary and I am excited to be here. I recently graduated with my Masters in Social Work in May of 2017 from UNCG and NC A&T. Some of my hobbies include couponing, traveling, going to church, and spending time with my family and friends.

Email: msmith13@wcpss.net

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