Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lee

Hello! My name is Janika Lee and I am a third grade teacher at YMES. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2000. I received a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC-Greensboro and School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. I have been in education for 17 years where I have taught 5th grade, 3rd grade and have also been an Instructional Facilitator. 

I have been married for 4 years to my wonderful husband and I have two sons. My oldest son is a junior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University studying Architecture Design and my youngest son is in 5th grade here at Yates Mill Elementary. I love to read, watch tv, play Candy Crush, and spend time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite treats include Twix candy bars, chocolate-covered peanuts, ice cream, pizza, and Ginger Ale soda. Some of my favorite places are Zaxby’s, Starbucks, Target, and Bath and Body Works. 

This is my first year at Yates Mill and I am very excited to be here!