• 1st Grade 


    Meet the Team

    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 back at White Oak Elementary 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 discover new coffee shops. I cannot wait to spark curiosity and a love of learning in each of my students. It is going to be a great year in First Grade!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Google Certified, Seesaw Ambassador


    Crystal Roberts — ciroberts@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter — Instructional Assistant: Lisa Issler 

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    Ms. Roberts:  I am passionate about teaching and really work hard to help every child become the best possible versions of themselves academically, socially, and emotionally, serving in first and second grade positions for the past 12 years. I absolutely love helping your child come into their own as a young learner!

    I grew up in Mount Airy, NC, and attended Meredith College to major in English and of course, Education. I've had the privilege to visit almost all 50 states and a handful of countries. Even though I love to travel, I am so glad to call North Carolina home.

    Mr. Roberts and I now live in Fuquay with our two children, two dogs and a cat. We are an "outside" family and love playing in water, going on hikes, riding bicycles, and doing anything together to enjoy the sunshine!

    Degrees/Certifications:BS Elementary Ed, Google Level 2 Certified Educator, Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified


    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: Aditi Sheth

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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


    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: Hi there! My name is Aditi Sheth. I have been a part of Wake County Schools since 2013 and with White Oak first grade team since it's first year in 2016. My family moved to Cary from Massachusetts few years ago and we love it here! I am also a parent to a highschooler. I am an avid reader and l love outdoors, art and traveling and my family and I try to make the most of the great outdoor opportunities we have down here. I look forward to knowing you and helping you learn and grow!

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Commerce with concentration in Statistics and Economics. Early Childhood Education Certification from State of Massachusetts



    Leslie Ludington — lludington@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Tara Valdini

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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 eighth year teaching first grade. I attended N.C. State University and am a huge Wolfpack fan! I reside in Fuquay-Varina with my husband and my son. Regardless of how your child is taught this year, I am looking forward to seeing them grow academically, socially and emotionally.

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


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

    Degrees/Certifications: Secondary Education/Social Studies



    Gladys White — gwhite@wcpss.net Website Twitter Instructional Assistant: Daniel O'Brien

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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 -  :)


    Mr. O’Brien: Originally from Upstate New York and moved to NC after college with a friend. I was in law enforcement for almost 5 years. I moved to Virginia with my girlfriend for her new job and recently moved back to the area. I plan on becoming a high school teacher. 

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors Degree in Public Justice from SUNY Oswego