• Special Education


    Meet the Team!

    CCR - Lauren Patterson —lpatterson2@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

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    Ms. Patterson: Ms. Patterson: Welcome to White Oak Elementary families! I am proud to say that not only will this be my eleventh year as a Wake County Public School teacher but I am also a proud product of Wake County Public Schools! I was born and raised in the Apex area and was very fortunate to be able to come back once I finished college and give back to the community in which I was raised. As many of you already know, my heart bleeds purple and gold as I am a three-time graduate from East Carolina University. When not at school, I enjoy cheering on my East Carolina Pirates as well as my Durham Bulls, shopping, baking, hanging out with friends and family, and most importantly watching the Ellen DeGeneres show! I have never missed an episode.

    I look forward to working with you as a team to help your child meet all their goals and have an incredibly successful school year! I know that each day will be as rewarding as the next and I look forwarding to building relationships with each one of you! I can’t wait to meet you! #WeAreWhiteOak #BeKindToOneAnother

    Degrees/Certifications: Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors of Science in Special Education (General Curriculum). Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a paired Reading Licensure. Masters Degree in Special Education with a concentration in learning disabilities. Masters Degree in School Administration and Curriculum and Instruction.

    CCR - Hannah Green — hgreen@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

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    Ms. Green: Originally from Northern Virginia, I attended Elon University. While at Elon, I earned a double major in Special and Elementary Education. After graduation, I knew I loved North Carolina so decided to make Raleigh home. 5 years later, I still love it and have gotten to teach 3rd, 1st and 4th Grade. K-2 has called me back and I am very excited to begin in CCR this upcoming school year! Outside of school I enjoy spending time reading, exploring new restaurants and exercising. I am looking forward to an adventurous 2020-2021 school year!

    Degrees/Certifications: Special and Elementary Education; Special Education: General Curriculum K-12, Elementary Education K-5



    CCR IA -- Ms. Hudson: I have a son Jayvyn and daughter Nikia. I was born in Clarksville, TN. I have 3 brothers. US Air Force Veteran. I have lived in SC, Italy, IL, Germany, GA, and NC. I love to cook, eat, travel, watch Asian Dramas, watch Japanese Anime, read books and manga, and do anything crafty.

    Degrees/Certifications: AA Degree


    ECS 1 - Kristin Chadha — kchadha@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter - Instructional Assistant(s): 

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    Ms. Chadha:  I am beginning my third year of teaching ECS and my 6th year at White Oak! I'm a single mom of two boys--a rising senior and a rising 7th grader. We have a pandemic-purchased Westie named Lucy who is just over a year-old named Lucy. I am so grateful to be on staff at White Oak where I am surrounded by so many amazing teachers!

    Degrees/CertificationsBA in Psychology, Masters in Social Work--University of Michigan


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    ECS 2 - Melanie Monzo — mmonzo@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter - Instructional Assistant(s): Kandy Osbourne, Kristy Seaboch

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    Ms. Monzo: I am so eager and excited to join the staff at White Oak! I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware but attended college at East Carolina University in Greenville. I graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education Adapted Curriculum. I have seven years of experience working with students with special needs through volunteering, clinical experiences, and a year long full internship. I have always had a passion for working with children with special needs and knew from a young age that Special Education was what I wanted to pursue in life. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, being with friends and family, and playing with my rescue dog! I am very excited to begin this school year and work as a team to help students reach their goals!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor's Degree in Special Education Adapted Curriculum


    Ms. Seaboch: Was born and raised in Wake County, have four children and have been involved with WCPSS since 2004, when my oldest child started kindergarten. Favorite pastimes are hanging out on the beach, knitting and crocheting.

    Degrees/Certifications: BS Child Development

    Ms. Osbourne: My name is Kandy Osborne, the kids know me as Ms. Kandy. I was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina. I have four kids, two boys and two girls, who I live for! I recently graduated with my Associates in Arts degree and I am continuing my education in early childhood. I enjoy going to the beach, catching a good movie, and most of all spending time with my family! I am grateful to be a part of such a great team here at White Oak!

    Degrees/Certifications: Associate in Arts


    Speech - Marta Serrano —mserrano@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

    Ms. Serrano: I am so glad to be a part of the White Oak Staff again this school year! I have been working in schools and hospital settings as a Speech Pathologist since 2001. I look forward to working with White Oak students this year and helping them with their speech and language skills.

    Degrees/Certifications: M.A.-Communication Sciences/Disorders, University of Texas at Austin. B.A.- Communication Sciences/Disorders, University of Florida. CCC-American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)"


    Speech - Catherine Preston — cpreston@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

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    Occupational Therapy - Aaron Russell — arussell@wcpss.net — Website Twitter

    Ms. RussellMrs. Russell has been an OT with Wake County Public Schools for several years and loves working with the families and staff at White Oak Elementary! When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

    Degrees/CertificationsBA in Sociology from NC State, MS in Occupational Therapy from ECU


    Physical Therapy - Janell Jorgenson — jjorgenson@wcpss.net — Website Twitter

    Ms. Jorgenson: