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 Kristine Bass

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Kristine Bass

Email:  kbass2 @wcpss.net

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This is my 6th year at Davis Drive Elementary, but I have been teaching in WCPSS for many years.  I love teaching kindergarten! I have two boys in middle school who went to DDE.  I grew up in Cary and went to Apex High School. I graduated from ECU and have a M.Ed  from UNC-CH. I love to read, grow plants, and travel. My favorite thing to do is read on the beach.

 Mrs. Barish

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Mrs. Barish

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I was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania and am the youngest of five daughters.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Grove City College and my Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon (now Tepper) University.  I spent my career at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, where I held various management roles in Information Services and Managed Care. After meeting my husband, Jay, we decided to relocate to Cary, North Carolina because it was a growing and young community.  While raising our four children, I focused on volunteering at their schools and church. I have tutored and worked with KITS, taught and coordinated Sunday School programs, and have been the Team Mom for Green Hope’s cross-country and track programs. I also helped and continue to support my husband’s financial management business.

 

Jay and I have four children: Peyton, who is a freshman at NC State (Go Pack!), Jordan, who is a senior at Green Hope, Mason, who is a freshman at Green Hope, and Keaton, who is in seventh grade at Davis Drive Middle.  All of them had wonderful experiences at Davis Drive Elementary and I love working with children, so I was fortunate to work part-time in the Media Center and Office last year. This year, I’m an Instructional Assistant for Kindergarten and am looking forward to instilling a love of learning and a love of school.

 Kelsey Cones

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Kelsey Cones

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I was born in New York but spent most of my childhood here in Cary.  I attended Davis Drive Elementary when I was a child!  I graduated from Elon University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I moved back to Raleigh where I live with my goldendoodle, Marley.  This will be my third year teaching kindergarten at Davis Drive Elementary and I absolutely love it!

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 Ms. Hasenauer

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Ms. Hasenauer

E-Mail: LHasenauer@wcpss.net

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I grew up in Raleigh and attended Wake County schools. I went to John Brown University in Arkansas, where I studied Elementary Education and ESL. After teaching in Randolph County, NC for two years, I moved to Kampala, Uganda and taught kindergarten at an international school for 3 years! In summer 2018, I moved back to NC and joined the Davis Drive family!
I am passionate about learning and trying new things and I love to share that passion with my students! I strive to create a family atmosphere in my classroom where each student is celebrated. I look forward to a great year in kindergarten!
When I’m not teaching, I enjoy being outside, trying new foods and experiences, and visiting friends all over the country and the world!
I am so excited to get to know you and your child!

 Jackie DeProspero

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Jackie DeProspero

Teacher Assistant

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 Sandra Lawson

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Sandra Lawson

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My name is Sandra Lawson. I am a graduate of North Carolina Central University. I am married and have two sons, Jordan and Justin. I love traveling, shopping and spending time with my family. I love the Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. I love teaching kindergarten at Davis Drive. It gives me great joy to instill a love of learning with each child that enters my classroom.  I always hope when a student leaves my room, they will remember a special part of  their kindergarten experience.

 Debby Cowan

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Debby Cowan

Teacher Assistant

My name is Debby Cowan, and I started working at DDE when it opened in 1995.  I have worked in K, 2nd, and 3rd grades - no favorites!  My husband Mark (married 42 years) and I have lived in Cary for 32 years where we raised our two daughters.  Kate, Laura, and their families live in Apex.  They have blessed Mark and I with 4 grandsons who we adore and spoil rotten!!  I'm not a collector of anything or a big sports fan, but I do love to read the science fiction/paranormal genres!

Email:  dcowan @wcpss.net

 Mrs. Markman

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Mrs. Markman

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My name is Kristie Markman and this is my 15th year teaching at Davis Drive Elementary. I have been married for 14 years, I have 2 children and 2 dogs. My family loves sports! We cheer loudly for the Denver Broncos and Carolina Tar Heels. In my spare time I like to read, cook and spend time with family & friends.

 Mrs. Clark

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Mrs. Clark

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My name is Teresa Clark and I have a twin sister.  I work with Kindergartners at DDE now but I have been in WCPSS for several years. I have been married for 18 years, I have 4 children, 3 grandkids and 1 dog named Smooch. I spend a lot of my free time visiting the elderly and other outreach within my community. My favorite dessert is pineapple upside down cake.  

Email:  thclark @wcpss.net

 Mrs. Suggs

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Mrs. Suggs

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My name is Piper Suggs and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Davis Drive Elementary School this year.  I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and have had the wonderful experience of living in several different states during my childhood (Minnesota, Arkansas, Texas, California, North Carolina, and South Carolina).  I moved to Raleigh in 1994 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in 1995 as a Kindergarten teacher.  Over the years, I have taught both Kindergarten and Second Grade.  I currently live in Apex with my husband and our three children.  I also have a dog named Oscar, a seven year old Dachshund!  We love Football and cheering for our favorite team: NC State!  I look forward to a great school year and sharing my teaching philosophy with you! Feel free to contact me at: psuggs@wcpss.net

 Annette Wilson

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Annette Wilson

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My name is Annette Wilson. I started working at DDE when it opened in 1995. I am so grateful that all of the years that I have been working has been in Kindergarten! I am a alumni from North Carolina Central University (GO EAGLES!!). I am the proud mother of two wonderful grown sons, Reginald and Clinton. I like to take mini trips, watch HGTV and most of all spending time with family and friends!

Email:  adwilson @wcpss.net