Meet the Team
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Ms. Sullivan: My name is Chelsea Sullivan and I am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade at White Oak! This will be my 3rd year at WOE and my 6th year teaching. I graduated from the NC Teaching Fellows Program at UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) in 2013. I taught for a couple years in Chapel Hill, before moving to Raleigh. When not teaching, I enjoy travelling, reading a mystery novel, or trying out a new restaurant in Raleigh!
Degrees/Certifications: B.A. in Elementary Education
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Ms. Carr: I have been passionately teaching for over 25 years. I have enjoyed my ""learning"" years in PK-4th grade-spending the most time in my favorite grade, second (eleven years). I hold a BS in Accounting and earned my Masters Degree in Early Childhood from Kent State University. Several years later, I earned my license in Gifted Education. I just love learning (and teaching too)!! Then I reached my proudest career moment when I achieved National Board Certified Teacher status in November of 2014.
I live in Cary with my terrific husband and two amazing sons and our adorable dogs, Cupcake and Trixie. We love having fun and going on vacations together. We have been to Disney World over 22 times!! Shopping is my favorite ""sport""! I love searching for unique things at vintage markets, painting old furniture so that it looks groovy again, reading and watching historical fiction, and baking with my grandmother’s recipes. I love teaching with all my heart and can't imagine doing anything else.
Degrees/Certifications: MS in Ed in Early Childhood, Gifted Intervention Specialist Licensure and National Board Certification
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Ms. Kovacs: I love teaching 2nd grade; I have also taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and worked as a literacy interventionist. I have my Master’s and Undergraduate degree from Appalachian State. I love the mountains and the beach so being in the middle of the state is great. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being a doggy Mom, traveling, singing, reading, and being a lifelong learner. I have a passion for teaching, and I love to share that passion with my students each day!
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2009. Master of Arts in Reading Education from Appalachian State University in 2013. National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy in 2014.
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Ms. Mallard: Hello! My name is Robin Mallard. I have been teaching grades 1st-3rd for the past 14 years. I absolutely love my job as a teacher and cannot wait to teach your child in my 2nd grade class this year! Prior to White Oak, I have taught at Wiley International Magnet School in Raleigh, Featherbed Lane Elementary School in Baltimore, and at Sandy Ridge Elementary School in Durham. I was Teacher of the Year at Sandy Ridge Elementary School in 2014 and also received my National Boards Certification while working at Sandy Ridge Elementary School in 2015. In 2017, I was Teacher of the year at White Oak Elementary. This will be my 3rd year teaching at White Oak and I am super excited for another great year! In the summer, I am employed by The Hill Center where I am a teacher to small groups of children with specific learning disabilities in reading and writing. Reading and writing are my passion, but of course I love math, too! In my free time when I am not working I love to decorate my house, shop, read, and exercise at OrangeTheory Fitness. I love my little dog Woodley and enjoy spending time with my fiance, friends and family, who are located in Durham and Cary.
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors in Elem Ed/Minor in Child Development East Carolina University. National Boards Certified Teacher Early Childhood Generalist
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Ms. Bullard: Originally from the Fayetteville area, I searched for a new challenge upon my recent graduation from UNC Wilmington. I am excited to be teaching at White Oak and look forward to watching your children grow throughout the school year!
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education