• My name is Kathleen Tweardy and I am a track 1 2nd grade teacher! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master’s Degree from UNC-Charlotte in 2013 in K-12 Reading Education.This will be my 8th year at Laurel Park! I am starting my sixteenth year of teaching, and thirteenth year in second grade. I have also taught 3rd grade and kindergarten. Before coming to Wake County, I taught in Cabarrus County.

    I grew up right outside of Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. My family and I have lived in Apex since October 2016 when we relocated for my husband’s  job. We have two kids (Kennedy- 4th grader at LPES and Jackson- 4 years), 2  goldendoodles named Mia and Baloo, and a cat named Rams. I love to travel with my family to the beach, be outside, read (a lot) and be a chauffeur for Kennedy and Jackson’s extracurricular activities.