Mr. Jason Ganoe - Grade 6

Phone: 919.387.3033 Ext 22062

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

High School Diploma: Washington High School (Washington, Iowa) B.A: Physical Education: Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa) M.Ed: Gardner-Webb University

Mr. Jason Ganoe - Grade 6

Background:
Mr. Ganoe grew up in Washington, Iowa where he also began his education career teaching middle school and coaching the high school football team. Mr. Ganoe, along with his wife Carol and two boys Jake and Zach, moved to Cary, NC the summer of 2011 where he began teaching and coaching at Mills Park Middle School. Since moving to Cary, he attended graduate school at Gardner-Webb University, where he earned his masters degree in Education Leadership. Mr. Ganoe took over as an Assistant Principal at Davis Drive Middle School in April of 2017.  Mr. Ganoe prides himself on building a positive, inviting culture at Davis Drive and places tremendous value on building relationships with community, teachers and most importantly the students.

Favorite Books:
The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story, Mark Tabb

Favorite Education Quote:
"Every kid needs a fresh start every day.Time spent holding on to what happened yesterday, means less time moving forward today." - David Geurin

Favorite Things To Do:
When Mr. Ganoe is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking and exercising.  

Favorite Team:
Iowa Hawkeyes

Degrees and Certifications:
High School Diploma: Washington High School (Washington, Iowa)
B.A: Physical Education: Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa)
M.Ed: Gardner-Webb University

Mrs. Rachel Souders - Grade 7

Phone: 919.387.3033 Ext 22061

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

High School Diploma: Sanderson High School BA, Spanish: Greensboro College MSA: North Carolina State University

Mrs. Rachel Souders - Grade 7

Background:
Ms. Souders grew up in Raleigh and is a proud graduate of Sanderson High School.  She began her education career in Guilford County Schools where she taught high school Spanish then moved to Wake County to teach middle school Spanish and pursue administration.  While teaching, she led students on international educational trips as she believes in teaching students to be global learners, respectful of all cultures.  Ms. Souders is student-centered and passionate about working with young people to help them achieve what they didn’t realize was possible.  

Favorite Books:
Don Quixote de la Mancha, Miguel Cervantes and The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

Favorite Education Quotes:
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

“Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

Favorite Things To Do:
When Ms. Souders is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also loves traveling and physical fitness.

Favorite Teams:
N.C. State and the Cleveland Browns 

Degrees and Certifications:
High School Diploma: Sanderson High School
BA, Spanish: Greensboro College
MSA: North Carolina State University

Mrs. Cynthia Yaeger - Grade 8

Phone: 919.387.3033 Ext 22060

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A in Psychology: State University of New York at Buffalo M.S in Special Education: Canisius College (Buffalo, New York) School Administration: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mrs. Cynthia Yaeger - Grade 8

Background:
Mrs Yaeger began her career in education as a high school special education teacher when living in Buffalo, New York. She and her family (husband, Jerry, and two sons, Michael and Matthew) later moved to North Carolina in 2005. Upon her move to North Carolina she joined the faculty of Cary High School as a Behavior Support teacher. Within her first year in North Carolina, she was offered the opportunity to work for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the coordinator for educator recognition programs that included the state Teacher of the Year and state Principal of the Year awards. After spending time traveling the state of North Carolina celebrating outstanding educators, she decided her true passion was back in the schools working with students, teachers and families. She returned to WCPSS and taught in middle school while also pursuing her school administrator license. In 2014 she joined Davis Drive Middle school as an assistant principal and has had the privilege to share the middle school journey with hundreds of Davis Drive students and their parents! 

Favorite Books:
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Favorite Education Quotes:
“The highest result of education is tolerance” - Helen Keller
“Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I learn” - Benjamin Franklin
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Favorite Things To Do:
When Mrs. Yaeger is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking on home projects, walking with her two golden retrievers ( Max & Macy) and when the chance happens, traveling to explore new places! 

Favorite Teams:
Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, East Carolina Pirates (since her children and her money went to ECU) and UNC Tar Heels

Degrees and Certifications:
B.A in Psychology: State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S in Special Education: Canisius College (Buffalo, New York)
School Administration: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill