**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.
Meet the Team!
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Smith to join Brightwheel
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 Ostrander — firstname.lastname@example.org — 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