Ms. Kathryn Brooks

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Ms. Kathryn Brooks

Surprise! Most of you remember me as a 4th grade teacher from last year at JYJ! I’m thrilled to be starting the grade I’ve secretly always wanted to teach… 5th grade! And, the best part is getting to teach some of you again! This is my 7th year teaching. I am so excited to be your teacher, and to get to know the rest of the 5th grade families! We are known as the “World changers” in my classroom because I believe every person is capable of changing the world. 

I am from Eastern NC, but have been in Raleigh since college. I graduated from NCSU (Go Pack!) in 2013 and then taught 4th grade for three years and 2nd for two years at Forest Pines Drive Elementary, where I received my National Boards! I left the classroom for a year long opportunity with Raleigh Rescue Mission to serve as their Director of Children's Advocacy. This was a wonderful experience but I was thrilled to be back in the classroom here at JYJ teaching 4th. 

My passions include teaching, my family, faith, travel, running, and laughter. Outside of the classroom, you can find me singing, searching for the best tacos in town with friends, quoting Remember the Titans, squeezing my precious niece, or planning my next traveling adventure. Some of my favorites include smoothies, coffee, gum, and plants!
 
Ms. Sawyer

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Ms. Sawyer

I’m entering my 2nd year in 5th grade at JYJ!!

I'm a native of Johnston County & taught there for 7 years & in Cabarrus County previous to that. My Elementary Education degree is from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

💘 My husband and I have one daughter that we adore. She was born in 2018 and keeps us SUPER busy!

I feel truly honored & blessed to have this opportunity to be a Joyner family member & am VERY excited to be a part of your family's life!

Ms. West

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Ms. West

Hi! My name is Kathryn West, and I’m so excited to be your 5th grade teacher this year!! This will be my 12th year teaching, and my 2nd year at Joyner. I’ve taught 5th, 3rd, 2nd, and most recently quarantine kindergarten for my daughter.

I grew up in Carrboro, NC (just outside Chapel Hill- GO HEELS!!). I moved to the mountains of North Carolina to go to college at Western Carolina University, where I majored in Elementary Education.  

I’ve been married to my husband, Luke, for 9 years. We have 2 daughters, Carolina- age 6, and Gabrielle- age 2½.

Mrs. Stephanie Wilcox

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Mrs. Stephanie Wilcox

My name is Stephanie Wilcox.  I was born and raised in northern Virginia and earned by bachelors and masters degrees from the College of William & Mary.  In 2015, I moved to Raleigh and have loved it ever since!  This is my fifth year at Joyner and it has truly become my home away from home.  My favorite thing about Joyner is that we truly are a family.  There is no place I'd rather be!  

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time outdoors with my husband and our dog, Luna.