• **Please note that Pre-K students do not directly enroll at White Oak Elementary. They are assigned by the WCPSS Office of Early Learning. Click on this link for more information on preschool programs.


    Pre-K Team


    Meet the Team!

    Lee Anne Smith — lsmith13@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Linda Johnson

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    Ms. Smith: I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary & Special Education from Carlow University in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I am beginning to work towards my Masters of Education in Early Childhood Intervention & Family Support at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. For the last eleven years, I have taught students with disabilities in the self-contained classroom setting. I live in Durham with my wife and family of animals. I am thrilled to begin my fourth year with the White Oak Elementary School family and our classroom's wonderful Instruction Assistant, Ms. Linda Johnson.

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors of Arts - Elementary & Special Education

    Ms. Johnson: My name is Linda Johnson I live in Holly Springs with my husband and 2 teenagers. I earned my degree from Western Carolina University and worked in special education for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools before moving to Wake County to raise a family. I worked in the Wake County Infant Toddler program before joining the school system in early 2015. I am looking forward to another great year at White Oak Elementary.

    Degrees/Certifications: Western Carolina University - Bachelors of Science in Child Development and Family Services. Certified Infant Toddler Family Specialist.


    Marni Ostrandermostrander@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Sriparna Chakraborty (Mimi)

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    Ms. Ostrander: Hello! My name is Marni Ostrander and I love being part of the White Oak PreK team!   I am originally from upstate New York and then moved to Michigan for a few years before making Apex North Carolina my home. I have a degree in early childhood and elementary education and a Masters degree in elementary education. I am early childhood National Board certified.  My husband and I have three children and I spend most of my time outside of school cheering them on during their many activities.  Our classroom motto has become “ it’s OK, try again!”, with the sincere belief that perseverance and acceptance will lead to growth and success.

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Master's degree in Elementary Education, National Board Certified.

    Ms. Mimi: Hello My Name is Sriparna Chakraborty aka Mimi. I'm excited to be a part of White Oak Elementary team. I grew up in India and moved to the states in Jan 2004 and have been here since then. My husband and I have 2 girls. When not at school I teach Dance. I love to sing and have been performing at local events

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts from Kolkata University, India