Tico Bethea

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Tico Bethea

Mr. Bethea is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Gasparri, Ms. Leighty, and Ms. Jules in our 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

 Dennis Coleman

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Dennis Coleman

Mr. Coleman is a 5th grade Instructional Assistant with Ms. Starnes' class.

 Mickey Crews

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Mickey Crews

Mr. Crews is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Rhodes in our 4th grade classroom.

 Leon Frierson

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Leon Frierson

Mr. Frierson is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Leighty and Ms. Jules in our 3rd grade classroom.

 

"Leon frierson aka Mr. Fri. Mr. Frierson knows that successful students become successful adults. This is his 5th year at the Bridges Program and the 19th year teaching in the special education field. I am an U.S. Army Veteran, I am also a musician. My favorite things are music, baseball and being a father of five children. I graduated from St. Augustine University, with a bachelors in Political Science and a minor in music. Mr. Fri is excited to start the best year ever."

 Seyma Gundogdu

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Seyma Gundogdu

Ms. Gundogdu is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Jules and Ms. Gasparri in our 2nd grade class.

 

"Hi! My name is Mrs. Seyma. I am from Turkey/Istanbul. I have been living in the United States since 2003. I have a BA degree from Early Childhood Education and holding a teaching license.Also, working as a RBT(Registered Behavior Technician) as a part time.  I have two kids and a very busy husband :) We like hiking, exploring new places, cooking together as a family. I am very happy to be in the Bridges Program and working with your kids. I wish you well throughout the years! "

 Kendra Horne

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Kendra Horne

Ms. Horne is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms.Starnes in our 5th grade classroom.

 Bree-Anna Howard

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Bree-Anna Howard

Ms. Howard is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Rhodes in our 4th grade classroom.

 

"Hi! my name is Bree Howard and this is my second year at bridges! I am an Instructional Assistant in Ms. Rhodes fourth grade class. I’m from Lansing, Michigan and moved to North Carolina two years ago.  I am currently attending the Grand Canyon University finishing my bachelors degree in social work."

 Monica Logan

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Monica Logan

Mrs.Logan is an Instructional Assistant for our 5th grade classroom, working with Ms. Powell. 

 

"This is my second year at Bridges. I was born and raised in Raleigh, left and lived in MN for 3 years, and moved back after the snow got old. I am married with two fur babies. I love hanging out with my nieces and nephews and going camping, crafting, writing, and reading. I'm all about mindfulness, positivity, rainbows, and glitter. I believe that together, we can change the world."

 

"También hablo español, así que si puedo ser de alguna ayuda, no dude en comunicarse conmigo y enviarme un correo electrónico. ¡Ayudaré en todo lo que pueda!"

 Heather Waite

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Heather Waite

Ms. Waite is a 3rd grade Instructional Assistant working with Ms. Jules and Ms. Leighty.

 

I am an Instructional Assistant for Ms. Leighty’s third grade class. I have my Masters in Social Work. I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and I’m Koru Mindfulness trained. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I love shopping and roller skating.”

 

 Yolanda Washington

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Yolanda Washington

Ms. Washington is a Crisis Assistant at Bridges who works with all of our classrooms.

 Priscilla Wright

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Priscilla Wright

Ms. Wright is an Instructional Assistant who works with Ms. Powell in our 5th grade classroom.

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