• 1st Grade

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    Meet the Team

    Leslie Ludington — lludington@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Aditi Sheth

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    Ms. Ludington: Hi there! My name is Leslie Ludington and I am excited to have you in my first grade class this year! I am very proud to have been a part of WOE since the start in 2016. This will be my seventh year teaching first grade. I attended N.C. State University and am a huge Carolina Panther's fan! I reside in Fuquay-Varina with my husband and I love to shop, cook and be outside. I can't wait to work with all my new explorers!

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science. Google Certified Educator. Class Dojo Mentor. Seesaw Ambassador.

    Ms. Sheth: Hello first grade explorers and WOE families! I am Aditi Sheth, I assist 1st grade. I have been a part of WOE since it opened in 2016. Before White Oak, I was at Fuller magnet school in Raleigh for 3 years in a special education class. My family moved to Cary from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. It’s my 7th year in Wake county and we love it here! I am also a parent to a 8th grader at Mills Park Middle. I look forward to working and exploring with you and watch you grow!! 

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors Degree in Commerce. EEC certification from state of Massachusetts.

     


    Hannah Mathis — hrmathis@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Aditi Sheth

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    Ms. Mathis: Hello! I am so excited to have you in my class this year. I was born in Raleigh, NC and I have lived here my whole life! I have attended Wake County Schools since Kindergarten and I am a Meredith College alum. I participated in the Teaching Fellows program at Meredith where I majored in Child Development and received my K-5 teaching license. I love visiting the beach, walking around Lake Crabtree with my dog, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to a great school year!

    Degrees/Certifications: Child Development Degree/ K-5 Teaching license/ Teaching Fellow

    Ms. Sheth: Hello first grade explorers and WOE families! I am Aditi Sheth, I assist 1st grade. I have been a part of WOE since it opened in 2016. Before White Oak, I was at Fuller magnet school in Raleigh for 3 years in a special education class. My family moved to Cary from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. It’s my 7th year in Wake county and we love it here! I am also a parent to a 8th grader at Mills Park Middle. I look forward to working and exploring with you and watch you grow!!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors Degree in Commerce. EEC certification from state of Massachusetts.


    Gladys White — gwhite@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: April Green

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    Ms. White: My name is Mrs. White and my passion is teaching Firsties! I am looking forward to getting to know my new little explorers. I attended the University of Phoenix and LSU. I have a Master in Elementary Education and a Bachelor in Science in Management and Administration. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. I believe in hands-on experiences, and learning creatively differentiating students learning and contributing to their academic achievements. My priority is to make sure that each "Firsty" moves to his/her next level of excellence.

    Degrees/Certifications: Master in Elementary Education; BS in Management and Administration (Doctorate in Household Administration - AKA MOM -  :)

    Ms. Green: Hello first grade explorers and WOE families! I am April Green, I assist 1st grade ( Mrs.White). This is my first year at White Oak as an IA. I have been a part of the White Oak family since the school opened but as a parent.  My family moved to Apex from Minnesota but I'm originally from Maryland. I look forward to the school year and getting to know your children.

     

     


    Barrett Barton — brbarton@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter — Instructional Assistant: Tara Valdini

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    Ms. Barton: Hello! My name is Barrett Barton and I am so excited to be joining the White Oak Team this year. I have taught first grade in Wake County Public Schools the past five years and am thrilled to begin my sixth year with you! I attended Meredith College where I found my love for NC State football and met my husband! I love spending time with my family, visiting the beach, painting, and going on walks with my husband and our dog Frank. I cannot wait to meet you and know we will have a fabulous year together!

    Degrees/Certifications: Child Development Degree with K-5 Teaching License

    Ms. Valdini: Graduate of SUNY Oswego. Working for Wake County Public Schools since 2000. Teacher Assistant in Kindergarten 2016-2018.

    Degrees/CertificationsSecondary Education/Social Studies

     


    Abigail DelPrete — adelprete@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter — Instructional Assistant: Lisa Issler

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    Ms. DelPrete: Hello parents and first grade explorers! I am so excited to be joining the White Oak family this year. I graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland, but wanted to stay in this beautiful state after college. In my free time I love to exercise and take workout classes, cook, and explore this new city I live in. I cannot wait to spark curiosity and a love for learning in each of my students. It is going to be a great year in First Grade!

    Degrees/CertificationsB.A. in Elementary Education

    Ms. Issler: Hi WOE families. My name is Lisa Issler and I am excited to be assisting in first grade. I grew up in Delaware, but moved from Nashville, TN to Cary thirteen years ago. I love going to the beach, taking walks, and spending time with my family. I have three wonderful children, who keep me very busy! I am looking forward to a fabulous year!

    Degrees/CertificationsB.S. Elementary and Special Education; M.Ed. Speech Language Pathology/Audiology

     


    Brittany Ledek — bledek@wcpss.net Website Twitter — Instructional Assistant: Jennifer Bennett

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    Ms. Ledek: Hello! My name is Brittany Ledek and I am so excited to be joining the White Oak Team this year! I graduated from East Carolina University with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading. In my spare time I love spending time with my family/friends, exploring new places and reading a good book! I am so excited to be apart of this amazing first grade team and am looking forward to a great year!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading

    Ms. Bennett: Hi! My name is Jennifer Bennett. I’m honored to be a part of your child’s first grade journey at White Oak Elementary, supporting them as they grow academically, socially, and emotionally. I am from Tennessee (Go, Vols!), resided in Boston for 12 years, and relocated to beautiful N.C. 15 years ago. I’m a huge Red Sox and NE Pats fan! I love to read, watch movies, be outdoors, and spend time with my family and dog.

    Degrees/CertificationsB.A. English Language and Literature