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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Ms. Rebecca Elliott - CCR

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Ms. Rebecca Elliott - CCR

 

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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: @Ms_School_Psych

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 University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

I was born in Alaska, but we moved to Pennsylvania when I was six and I lived there through college. Since then I haved moved south one state at a time: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina. I plan to stay here or move north (where I have family) after I retire. 
 
I have been teaching AIG in Wake County since 1995. Prior to that I taught middle school in Virginia. I love to challenge students and make them think. I'm not overly fond of paperwork.
 
My husband and I have two daughters (who are both grown up and living elsewhere), one dog, and three cats. My husband and I love to play board games and own a ridiculous number of them. (My favorite is probably Dominion.) I enjoy reading, writing poetry, and solving logic problems on my iPad.
 

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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 my cat, Baby. I can't wait to see where the year takes us!

Twitter: @semailhot

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
 
My name is Tammy McGugan and I’m the school nurse. This will be my 2nd year here at Swift Creek. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BSN in 1987. My husband and I have two daughters, Megan and Amy. I joined Wake County as a school nurse in 2014. I love being a nurse in the schools helping students with their health needs. My role is to help students manage and understand their health condition. I also identify for teachers those students in their classroom who have a medical diagnosis and create health care plans for teachers to follow to better understand their student’s health condition and individual needs. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family. Our family especially enjoys being at the lake and traveling to see and explore new places. I look forward to being with staff and students again this year! 

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

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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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