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Hi YMES family! I’m Ms. Grieco (rhymes with “echo”) and I’ve been teaching since 1988 with a few years off while growing my family and moving around this country. I’ve taught for a total of 29 years, 17 years in North Carolina and this will be my 9th year at YMES. In NC I’ve taught 4th~8th grade in Cumberland County, then 2nd, 3rd & 5th grade at A.B. Combs, 3rd & 4th grade at York ES and then in 2012 I transferred to YMES to teach 3rd grade. In 2014 I began serving students and staff as a Curriculum Support Teacher. I loved working with ALL the kiddos in K~5th grade & teachers at YMES! Last year I worked exclusively with 5th grade as the Lead Science Teacher and Advanced Math Teacher along with collaborating and supporting all 5th grade teachers and students in all academic areas. This year I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be teaching Kindergarten!
I began my college journey at Bridgewater State College as a Speech Communications major with a desire to become a newscast reporter for ABC. During my junior year I realized and remembered how much I enjoyed my Art for Early Childhood elective along with my experiences teaching children throughout my high school years within clubs and church. I decided to change my degree and worked hard, even in the summertime, to complete my studies and graduate with my class on time. I earned my BS in education, with a major in Elementary Education, minor in Speech Communications and concentration in Mathematics. My desire to learn leads me to continue to learn in every way, every day! My call to teach allows me to encourage others daily, share my passion for learning and love of reading, writing, and solving math problems/puzzles.
In my free time I love spending time with my family, serving at my church, working out at my gym, acting/modeling, writing, reading, and going on adventures! Last year I had an empty nest since all my children have grown up and flown the coop. My firstborn son Tyler is married to Sarah and currently lives in Oro Valley, AZ. She works as a General Manager at Defy Gravity, and he is a stay at home daddy! Last year they promoted me to Grandma in March of 2020! My first grandchild, Ensley Ann, arrived and I returned to my roots and brought back a family name. I decided to be called "Noni" after my Italian Great-Grandmother, Mama Noni, that I knew and loved as a child. My daughter Elizabeth is married to Garrett and both graduated from Wake Tech with a Business degree and both obtained a real estate license. He works in real estate as a Home Specialist @Pulte Group and she works as an Administrative Assistant at Primrose School @Holly Springs. My middle son Westley is engaged to Emma and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Carolina University with a double major in Music Education and Music Theory. They are making Raleigh home, and while he is job hunting Emma is working on her doctorate at NSCU! My youngest son Jackson completed a volunteer ministry internship this summer @Colonial Baptist Church and attends Word of Life NY (WOLNY) @Pottersville. He is on his way to becoming a Youth Pastor.