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Ms. Wacek was born in Huntington Beach, California and has always loved the beach as a result! Before landing in Raleigh in 2014, Ms. Wacek also lived in Indonesia, Virginia, and Malaysia. Amidst all of her travels, the one thing that has never changed was her dream to become a teacher! Following her dreams, Ms. Wacek earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Psychology (2008) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (2009) from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.
As a child, Ms. Wacek loved choreographing and performing ballets for her family. She also loved reading, baking, and playing board games. Her favorite childhood books were Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar and Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. To this day they continue to be two of her favorites. Ms. Wacek loves being a 4th grade teacher and aims to inspire and grow her students into independent, hard-working adults who never stop learning!