Meet Mrs. Stone, 1st Grade Teacher & Mrs. Thakar, Instructional Assistant

 Nikki Stone

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Nikki Stone

email address: nstone
 
 
I am very excited about being part of the LES Team. This is my second year working at Leesville Elementary and my sixth year teaching in an elementary school. I began my teaching journey in Durham, NC where I taught in a learning center for six years. I also taught Kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. I am a native of North Carolina; I absolutely love this state and will never leave. I attended UNC Wilmington as a Biology major. I received a degree in Elementary Education, K-6, at North Carolina Central University...GO EAGLES! In addition, I have a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.

On a personal note, I have two lovely daughters one in high school, the other in middle school. Both are very athletic and they play AAU basketball on their father's team. I really enjoy going to basketball games, watching movies, and reading.
 
 
 Manisha Thakar

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Manisha Thakar

email address: mthakar

My name is Manisha Thakar. I am originally from India. I came to the US 18 years ago, and ever since have been in Raleigh, NC. I have been an instructional assistant in Spec Ed for 6 years. This is my second year in 1st grade and I am enjoying this as well. I have two teenage boys, one in middle school and the other in high school. They both are part of their school Orchestra and I enjoy watching them play. In addition, I love cooking and plants. During Summer, my deck turns into a vegetable garden.