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Welcome to Lead Mine Elementary. My name is Ken Warych. This school year will be fifth year at Lead Mine Elementary and fourth year of teaching fifth grade. I have been involved in education since 1992, when I graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. After subbing and teaching preschool for several years, I moved to Raleigh in 1998.
My first job in North Carolina was as a third grade teacher at CG Credle Elementary in Oxford. The oldest active school building in the state. That is where I met my wonderful wife, Jolene. We have been very fortunate to work together at the same schools over the last 22 years.
We both enjoy working with children and our fellow teachers. During the summer, we enjoy traveling to different places such as Disney World, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean islands. We also have become DPAC season ticket holders for the Broadway series and enjoy watching the different productions that come to Durham. Finally, I am a huge Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguin fan!!
Looking forward to a great year!!