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Ms. Andrea Burston

I am a professional school counselor at JY Joyner Magnet Elementary.  I was born and raised in Reidsville, NC to amazing and wonderful parents.  I received my undergraduate degree in Business Education from North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!)  I taught high school computer courses in Guilford and Wake Counties (NC) and really enjoyed the opportunity to teach and work with young adults.  I received my master's degree in School Counseling from North Carolina Central University and have a Post-Master's Certificate in Advanced School Counseling from UNC-Greensboro.  I am extremely thankful to work at such a great school like JY Joyner!  


I enjoy reading, exercising, listening to music, gardening, decorating, and traveling!  I thoroughly enjoy working with students and am elated to play an important role in shaping students with unlimited potential! I hope that they learn as much from me as I learn from them; they are absolutely amazing!  

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Mr. Brian Phillips

Nurse

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Ms. Maureceia Brewington

My name is Maureceia Brewington and I am the School Health Public Health Nurse at Joyner Elementary. I am a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC (Aggie Pride!). I grew up as a military brat and served four years active duty in the Air Force as a nurse.  I have been a nurse for 12 years and have had experience working in many different areas of nursing. I love working with families and school staff to develop plans to keep our students as safe and healthy as possible. My husband and I have two young daughters. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and exploring our new home state of North Carolina. I look forward to supporting the families and staff of Joyner Elementary school! 

Psychologist

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Ms. Cynthia Squires

The 20/21 school year marks my 20th year of providing comprehensive psychological services to students, staff, and parents! I hold a BA in Psychology from UNC-Wilmington and an MA specialist level degree from UNC -Chapel Hill.  Of course I am a tried and true Carolina basketball fan! Although I have served in a variety of schools at all grade levels, I enjoy my work with elementary age students the most.  Specialized areas of training include the screening, monitoring and identification of learning disabilities and the assessment of autistic behavior relating to the identification and provision of special education support.  Along with these specialties, I have a range of experience with providing direct and indirect (consultation) support to promote the social and emotional health of all students in schools. 

On a personal note, I have been married to the same patient husband for 34 years. We have two sons who were educated in the Wake County Public School System.  They are both happily married and gainfully employed! I have 3 grandchildren under the age of 2, and am expecting my fourth grandchild in February!  The grandchildren truly are what I consider a crowning achievement! 

 

Speech/Language Pathologist

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Ms. Lynn Reynolds

As a Wake County Public Schools Speech Language Therapist I support students at both J.Y. Joyner Elementary School and Aldert Root Elementary School. My undergraduate degree was completed at Appalachian State University. I received my Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I hold a North Carolina License in the area of Speech and Language Pathology and have received my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. My work experience includes public school, private practice, hospital, and assisted living therapies. I feel fortunate to work at this incredible school and to be a part of the Joyner Family!

My husband and I are the proud parents of two beautiful children and one sweet greyhound. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, knitting, and of course going out to dinner. 

Occupational Therapist

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Ms. Sarah Holt

I am excited to serve as the Occupational Therapist at Joyner Elementary for the 2020-21 school year! I completed my undergraduate degree at NC State University and received my masters degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. This will be my third year with Wake County Public Schools.
 
I am married with a daughter and we're expecting another baby girl later this fall. We love to spend time as a family outside riding bikes, going for walks, or just exploring.

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Ms. Sue Hemond

I have been a physical therapist for over 30 years
I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in physical therapy
I am married with 3 grown daughters, and I have 3 wonderful grandchildren.   My eldest grandchild started kindergarten at Conn ES this Fall!!!
I am fairly new to Raleigh, NC moving here from Michigan in 2016.  

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Ms. Jasmine Alston

My name is Jasmine Alston, and I am the school social worker for Joyner Elementary and Riverbend Elementary school. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from North Carolina Central University (Go Eagles!) I then received my Master’s in Social Work that concentrated on Children and Families from Walden University! I have been in the field of School Social Work for 6 years. I truly enjoy providing adequate resources to support students and families. 

 
My fiancé and I have an amazing 2-year-old daughter named Zola. During my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and journaling. I look forward to providing support to families here at Joyner Elementary.