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    Teaching Assistants

    Our team of instructional teaching assistants are dedicated to enhancing the academic environment and culture of our school. This group collaborates continuously with our teachers and staff to create the best learning enviornment possible!

    Thanks to all the hard work this team contributes to the Pleasant Grove Flyer Community!

    PGES Instructional Assistants

     


     

 Ms. Alicea

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Ms. Alicea

I am a Kindergarten teaching assistant and I am excited to be a part of our community here at Pleasant Grove Elementary. 

 Ms. Baños

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Ms. Baños

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina.I graduate from the University of Arquitecture and Urbanism of Buenos Aires. After moving to this country, I enjoyed working with kids and dedicated the last 13 years working as a TA, while also teaching Spanish for the last three years. During my free time I volunteer as an instructor in the Helping Horse therapeutic riding program. I love animals and nature and enjoy going camping with my family. I am very excited for the upcoming year and meeting all the Pleasant Grove families!

 Ms. Bizzell

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Ms. Bizzell

I am excited to be teaching as an assistant here at Pleseant Grove Elementary. This is my first year in Wake County Public Schools. I have 10 years of experience working in Durham Headstart as a teacher assistant serving children ages three- five promoting school readiness and family partnerships for preschool aged children.I have fifteen years of experience working with children ages five- twenty one with intellectual challenges through Durham Parks and Recreation in both after-school and Summer camp settings. I have a passion for teaching, and leading and shaping young minds into their future. I have an associates in Child Development from Durham Technical Community College and I am working towards a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. 
 Ms. Geddis

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Ms. Geddis

I have worked as a substitue and interim teacher in Wake County, and I am happy to be a TA here at Pleasant Grove with the 1st Grade Team! 

 Ms. Reeves

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Ms. Reeves

I am excited to be TA here at Pleasant Grove! 

 Ms. Karra

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Ms. Karra

I thrilled to be an assistant with the Kindergarten Team!

 Ms. Rechenmacher

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Ms. Rechenmacher

 Ms. Sefter

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Ms. Sefter

 I moved to NC from New Hampshire with my family in 2007.  I graduated with both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from Central Connecticut State University.  I have been proud to work at Pleasant Grove Elementary since it opened in 2016 and to represent the school as the WCPSS Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2016-2017.  Outside of work, I am married with one daughter.  My family follows the sports teams from New England and Penn State!  I have a real passion for supporting children as readers.  I volunteer with the Read and Feed program each year to assist children in the local community with literacy.

 

 

 

 Ms. Spencer

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Ms. Spencer

Ms. Spencer has worked with children for many years and is excited join as an assistant with the Kindergarten/1st Grade Teams!

 Ms. Hines

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Ms. Hines

I am excited to support Pleasant Grove students and work as a teaching assistant in the Structured Teaching Preschool Classroom.