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Mrs. Strickland

ABOUT ME/MY FAMILY (hobbies, kids, pets, goals,etc)

 I am the Literacy Coach at Smith and work with teachers.  I have been teaching in Wake County Public Schools for thirteen years and have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, grade. I have a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Arizona State University and a Master in School Administration degree from East Carolina University. 


My husband, Jim and I have two children; Jessica and James. Jessica is an 11th grader and my son James is a 10th grader at Middle Creek High.  My daughter plays softball and my son lacrosse. I have a boxer-beagle mix dog named Cailee and a bearded dragon named Sandy. 


My favorite thing to do when I am not teaching is to watch my children play lacrosse and softball. Both are on travel teams, so we spend a lot of time at the fields. My favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh Pirates. In my free time, I love to do anything crafty and especially love to crochet.

Birthday:  January 4




Place to Eat Out:  Fiesta Mexican, Zaxby’s, Chick-fil-A

Place to Shop:  Target, Jane, Michaels 

Food:  Mexican, Italian

Snack:  plain potato chips, tortilla chips with salsa/guacamole

Drink: Dr. Pepper Zero

Color: Pink

Sports Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates, Middle Creek High School, South Wake Storm Softball