Phone: 919-466-1500 EXT: 20821

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies and a minor in Spanish, North Carolina State University Masters in School Administration, North Carolina State University National Board Teaching Certification

Mrs. Shantel Summerfield - Grade 6

Background:

Mrs. Summerfield was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia (a major family vacation spot due to attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens and Water Country :-)) Her family relocated to North Carolina during her freshman year of college where she attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Go Hokies!) for a year and a half before changing her major to education and relocating to North Carolina to be closer to family. Mrs. Summerfield attended North Carolina State University (Go pack!) and earned her undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies. Ms. Summerfield started her teaching career at Davis Drive Middle School. During her time at Davis Drive she earned her National Board Teaching Certification and took on numerous leadership positions which eventually led her to pursue a degree in educational leadership at the best university in North Carolina, NC State University to obtain her Masters in Educational Leadership. In March of 2012, Mrs. Summerfield transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal at Mills Park Middle. Mrs. Summerfield prides herself on intentionally building strong, positive and meaningful relationships with students, teachers, parents and community members. The quote, “People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” guides her work and daily interactions with others. She believes that there is value and unique gifts and talents in each individual waiting to be recognized, utilized and celebrated. Outside of education, she absolutely loves and cherishes spending time with her husband, family, pomapoo, friends and church family.

Favorite Education Quote:

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." ~Dr. James Comer

Favorite Activities:

I love spending time with my husband, family, pomapoo (Nathan) and friends. I also enjoy playing softball, traveling, decorating and cooking/baking.

Favorite Teams:

NC State - Go Pack! I also like the Indianapolis Colts (my husband’s favorite football team :-))

Favorite Book:

I love to read….too many to name!

Why Did I Become a Teacher:

I love to learn and grow and I also love children/young adults. Teaching gave me the opportunity to combine those two loves while also sharing that love of learning with students in the hopes of positively impacting and influencing the next generation.

If there was only one food left on Earth, what would you want it to be?

Some type of seafood! Shrimp, crab, lobster, mussels, scallops..I love it all!

Phone: 919-466-1500 EXT: 20831

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate degree in Middle Childhood Education-Language Arts and Social Studies, Ohio University Masters Degree in School Administration, North Carolina State University National Board Teacher Certification

Mrs. Kim Tierney - Grade 7

Background:

Mrs. Tierney grew up in a suburb of Akron, Ohio and is a proud graduate of Ohio University. She began her teaching career as a middle school language arts teacher in WCPSS in 2005. In her 13 years of teaching in Wake County Public Schools, she has been dedicated to the success of her students by making school a place of belonging where children want to be each and every day. Through these experiences, she learned her passion for empowering others and serving her students and fellow teachers. She pursued administration and was accepted into the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program through NC State University and became an Assistant Principal at Mills Park Middle School once graduated. Mrs. Tierney deeply values relationships with the student, staff and families in the MPMS community and time with her husband and two young children.

Favorite Education Quote:

"They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite Activities:

Spending time with my husband and children, reading  books, swimming and organizing closets

Favorite Teams:

Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Book:

Any Harry Potter book (except the first one)

Why Did I Become a Teacher:

To serve and empower children so they can be whatever they want to be in life!

If there was only one food left on Earth, what would you want it to be?

Really GOOD Pizza

Phone: 919-466-1500 EXT. 20832

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Education from North Carolina State University Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University National Board Teaching Certification

Mr. Drew Mabe

Background:

Mr. Mabe was born and raised in Kernersville, North Carolina.  He moved to Raleigh to attend NC State where he earned a degree in Business and Marketing Education.  Upon graduating, he started his teaching career at Panther Creek High School.  During his time at PCHS, he coached soccer and was the DECA adviser.  He also earned his National Board Certification and returned to school to earn a Masters in School Administration from  Appalachian State University.  He spent 6 years serving as an Assistant Principal at PCHS before coming to MPMS in 2021.  He values developing relationships with students to help them reach their full potential.  He is excited to continue to serve this community at Mills Park Middle. 

Favorite Education Quote:

“Be curious, not judgmental” – Walt Whitman

Favorite Activities:

Playing with my two boys, cooking and playing soccer.

Favorite Teams:

Chelsea FC and NC State

Favorite Book:

Soccernomics

Why Did I Become a Teacher:

 I love developing relationships with students.  I have a passion for helping them find success. 

If there was only one food left on Earth, what would you want it to be?

Anything I can throw on a grill!