• Welcome to Fourth Grade at Davis Drive Elementary!

     

Ms. Emily Culver

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Ms. Emily Culver

E-mail: Eculver@wcpss.net

 

Mrs. Ellen Govert

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Mrs. Ellen Govert

Email:  egovert @wcpss.net

I have been teaching 4th grade at Davis Drive Elementary since 1998.  I grew up in Virginia, just an hour northwest of DC, and headed to North Carolina when I attended Davidson College.  I earned my Masters in Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary and have been teaching in the North Carolina public schools ever since (Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Wake County).  I have twins, Ian and Sarah, who are Juniors at Cary High School.

Mrs. Melissa Kitts

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Mrs. Melissa Kitts

Email:  mkitts @wcpss.net

I am a North Carolina native. After receiving my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from UNC-Charlotte, I traveled and lived in many wonderful places due to my husband’s active duty status with the Marine Corps. Once we settled in the Atlanta area, I decided to return to school and received my teacher’s certification from North Georgia College and State University. We moved to Raleigh in 2005, and I started teaching here at DDE. This will be my 13th year. My husband, Kevin, and I have a 23 year old daughter, Kathleen, who lives in Charlotte, N.C.

 

 

Mrs. Janell Mooney

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Mrs. Janell Mooney

Email:  jmooney2 @wcpss.net

I was born in Bethesda, Maryland, but I spent the first 5 years of my life in Augsburg, Germany where my father was stationed in the army.  After he retired, my family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where I grew up in a lively home with my parents and five siblings.  I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!!) in 1992 where I earned a Bachelor’s and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.  I taught Kindergarten for two years in Lexington, Kentucky before becoming a stay at home mom for 19 years.  I decided to return to teaching when my youngest started second grade. This will be my 5th year teaching at Davis Drive Elementary School.  I have been married to my husband, Ken, for 28 years and we have four children who have all attended Davis Drive.

Mr. Jeff Paine

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Mr. Jeff Paine

Email:  jmpaine @wcpss.net

I was born in Boston, Mass, but raised in Apex, N.C.  As a graduate of East Carolina University, I am a proud pirate that bleeds purple and gold.  I started teaching at Davis Drive Elementary as a Reading Resource Specialist.  I later moved on to become a second grade classroom teacher.  After my second year teaching fourth grade, I switched from teaching all subjects to only teaching math, science, and social studies.

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