• 2nd Grade

     

    Meet the Team

     

    Meg Kovacs — mkovacs@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

     

    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.




    Kaylie Carr — scarr2@wcpss.net Class Website Twitter

     

    Ms. Carr: I have been passionately teaching for over 25 years. I have enjoyed my teaching years in PK-4th grade-spending the most time in my favorite grade, second (fifteen 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 wonderful husband and our adorable dogs, Cupcake and Trixie. Our sons are grown. One is an electrical engineer and the other is a Middle School Science Teacher. We love having fun and going on vacations together. We have been to Disney World over 26 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

     


    Melissa Furnier — mfurnier@wcpss.net — Website - Twitter

     

    Ms. Furnier: I begin my 26th year of teaching and have loved being part of the White Oak Family. I taught second grade last year and look forward to another awesome year! Prior to joining, WOE, I spent the last 17 years of my career teaching locally at Morrisville Elementary. I was honored to be chosen as Morrisville's Teacher of the year in 2003 and have been a two- time recipient of the Clara Knoll Excellence in Teaching Award by the Cary Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and 2018. My husband Ron and I have lived in Cary for the past 27 years and have two grown sons. I enjoy the outdoors, walking, and spending time with my family at the lake.

    Degrees/Certifications: BS in Elementary Education, Certified in NC for Elementary Education and Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies.

      


    Ashton Bullard — abbullard@wcpss.net Website Twitter

     

    Ms. Bullard: Hello, all! My name is Ashton Bullard. I am originally from a small town outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina, but spent my college years at the coast before finding my way to Wake County. I live in Raleigh, where I spend my free time trying new restaurants and finding good spots for walking my dog, Sophie. I also enjoy reading, baking, and traveling.
    I'm excited to begin another year at White Oak! My favorite part of teaching second grade is watching the students grow in their learning and confidence. I love building a classroom community where students feel comfortable challenging themselves and sharing concerns.

    Degrees/Certifications: University of North Carolina Wilmington- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

     


     

    Brittany Ledek — bledek@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter 

     

    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


     

    Kelli Delsorbo -- kdelsorbo@wcpss.net -- Twiitter -- 

    Ms. Delsorbo: I am originally from Virginia but have lived in this area for almost 12 years. I went to Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!!) and got my teaching licensure from ODU. I have a great husband and 2 wonderful daughters. I love sports (football is my favorite), traveling and exercising as well as spending time with my family. I am so so very excited to be teaching 2nd grade!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors from Virginia Tech in Communications, Teaching Licensure in K-6 from Old Dominion University

     


     

    Abby Anderson amanderson@wcpss.net  -- Twiitter 

     

    Ms. Anderson: Hey everyone! My name is Abby Anderson and I am a first year teacher. I graduated from Appalachian State this past May with a BS in Elementary Education and am currently working towards my Masters in Reading Education with a certificate in Autism. I am originally from South Carolina, but moved to the triangle area in second grade. For fun I love to lounge on the beach, spend time on the river, travel, read and shop. I am ecstatic to begin this journey as a part of the White Oak family and I look forward to a great year in second grade!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Concentration in Literacy, Language, English Learner

     


     

    Meaghan Martin  mmartin11@wcpss.net  -- Twitter 

     

    Ms. Martin: Hi All! I am so excited to be starting my first year of teaching here at White Oak Elementary School. I was born and raised here in Cary, North Carolina. In fact, Robin Swaim was my elementary school principal! I am so excited to be joining this awesome school and community this year. I live in Raleigh, NC with my new fiancé, Ben, and our cat, Indy. We love spending time at Jordan Lake with my family, running up to Blacksburg for Hokie football games, and exploring the Raleigh-area. In my free time I enjoy crafting, reading, and indoor cycling at my local spin studio. Looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor of Science - Human Resource Management & Marketing Management from Virginia Tech in 2020, Masters of Art in Teaching - Elementary Education from NC State 2021

     

     

    April Green -- Instructional Assistant

    Ms. GreenHello second grade explorers and WOE families! I am April Green, I will be assisting all the 2nd grades teachers this year.This is my second 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. I look forward to the school year with some familiar faces as I assisted first grade last year.

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors in Electronic Business