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Ms. Ptasinski

Hello! My name is Dana Ptasinski which is hard to pronounce, so all my elementary friends call me Mrs. Dana or Mrs. P.  I have called Fuquay -Varina, North Carolina home since 2004, after relocating with my husband from Churchville-Chili, New York, where I  was born and raised.  Our three amazing children, ages 7, 13 and 17, were all born in North Carolina, and we also have one fur baby, Diezel.  I graduated with a business degree, worked as a Paralegal before coming to North Carolina, then ran my own business while staying at home with my kids. I volunteered a lot in my children’s school and was encouraged to apply for a position with WCPSS, so after my youngest started Kindergarten, I did just that and joined the staff here at Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary School.  I  enjoy helping others, especially children, and have found my joy in being an Instructional Assistant. 

I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach, boating, swimming, movies in the backyard and fall campfires.