Degrees and Certifications:

Jessica Tilghman

Hi, I’m Jessica Tilghman. I was born in Oahu, Hawaii but grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I live in Raleigh now. This is my 18th year teaching special education and my 5th year at Jeffreys Grove. I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, cooking, and hanging with my dog on the stand-up paddleboard.

My Education

BA—University of Mary Washington

My Favorites

Food: vegetarian, pizza, Greek

Drink:  fizzy water, iced coffee

Movie: Elf, Home Alone, The Notebook, Parent Trap (the original)

Book: anything by Gillian Flynn

Color: yellow

Season: spring

Sport: soccer, tennis, cycling, softball 

Fast Food:  Chik-fil-A

Band/Music:  Cage the Elephant, Death Cab for Cutie, Vampire Weekend—all Indie rock!

Store:  Trader Joe’s, Target, Homegoods

Subject: Math

Dessert:  I’m not much for sweets but I do like coffee ice cream and milkshakes

Candy: n/a

Flower: sunflowers and daisies




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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Brittany Canzonieri

Hello! My name is Brittany Canzonieri. I am an Emotional Behavioral Support Teacher and am new to The Grove. 2021 starts my  first year as a Teacher and I am thrilled to be on this journey. I have been working for Wake County Public Schools for almost four years, serving instructional support roles in EBS, first, second, fourth, and fifth grade. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work, obtained from UNC-Wilmington and NC State University. Prior to education, I have worked primarily with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in clinical mental health settings. After years of community service work and internships, my experience led me to a hidden passion I had for the education of children. I have a desire to inspire a love of learning in every student I teach. I am a dog mom to two beautiful big babies, Kobe (Australian Shepherd) and Han Solo (Pit Bull). I am from New York. I moved to North Carolina in 2005.  I enjoy reading, baking, watching tv series and movies, and spending time with loved ones. I stay tremendously attached to projects where I can demonstrate my creativity, intelligence, and perspective. Educating, leading, and innovating are core principles in my professional work. My greatest character strengths acquired from the Positivity Project model are humor, bravery, and teamwork.


My Favorites

Food: burgers, sliders, sandwiches, mexican

Drink: coffee

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Book: A Million Little Pieces, The Alchemist 

Color: Green

Season: Fall

Sport: Basketball

Fast Food: Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Chic-fil-a

Band: R&B

Store: Target, Walmart

Subject: Math, Social Skills

Dessert: chocolate, cookies, brownies, cheesecake

Candy: starburst, laffy taffy, skittles

Flower: rose



Twitter: JGPeaceLab

Class Website: MsCanzonieri'sClassroomWebsite




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Mrs. Kim Kroll

Hello! My name is Kim Kroll, and I have lived in several states including Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, and New York, but have been in Raleigh since 2006.  I attended the University of Texas (Go Horns!) earning a bachelors and masters degree in education . I started at Jeffreys Grove last spring as a substitute and am now working full time .  My husband Bill and I have 3 active boys, 2 dogs and a bearded dragon.  My boys all play soccer, so I am a soccer mom at night and on the weekends.  In my free time I enjoy running, walking, and reading books.  I love going out to eat, although I do enjoy cooking new and favorite recipes.

My Education

University of Texas (Go Horns!) earning a bachelors and masters degree in education

My Favorites

Food:  mexican 

Drink:  kombucha

Movie: too many to mention

Book:  Anything by Nicholas Sparks

Color: orange

Season: spring or fall

Sport: soccer!

Fast Food: chick fil a

Band/Music:  80s/90s pop

Store:  Costco

Subject:  Math  

Dessert:  Cake

Candy:  Dark chocolate

Flower: Tulip