• 3rd Grade

    Ms. Furtado, Mrs. Wombacher, Mrs. Delsorbo, Mrs. Needell, Ms. DelPrete, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Smithson

    Meet the Team!


    Abigail DelPrete — adelprete@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter 

    Ms. DelPrete: Hello parents and third grade explorers!

    I am so excited to be back at White Oak Elementary for my fourth year! I graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and recently graduated in May 2022 with my Master's degree in Reading and Literacy 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.

    I can't wait to meet all of you. It is going to be a great year in Third Grade! 

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor's Degree: Elementary Education- Elon University, Graduate Degree: Reading and Literacy Education- East Carolina University, Google Level 1 Certified Educator 


    Megan Smithsonmsmithson@wcpss.net —  Grade Level Website   Twitter

    Ms. Smithson:  Hi there! My name is Megan Smithson. I grew up near Scranton, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Bloomsburg University and shortly after moved to Alexandria, VA. In 2002, I began my teaching career in the Washington D.C. area in Maryland and then Virginia. In 2015, I relocated to Cary and began working for WCPSS. I am very happy to be working with the staff, students, and parents for another year here at White Oak! Currently, I am enrolled in the graduate program at Appalachian State and will graduate this year with an M.A. in curriculum and instruction. When I am not teaching or going to school, I enjoy visiting the mountains, working out, running, cooking, and especially spending time walking my dogs. 

    Degrees/Certifications:  B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a concentration in deaf education- Bloomsburg University, Teacher certification Pre-K - 6th -Trinity Washington University, Level 1 Google Certified Educator 

    Erin Needell — edrexler@wcpss.net Grade Level Website Twitter

    Mrs. Needelll: After living in New Jersey for 22 years I made the decision to move for a job in teaching. I packed up my one dog Beau and we left to move in with my mom after college. I started teaching that following fall at Middle Creek Elementary in fall of 2016. This is my fourth year here at White Oak Elementary and my seventh year of teaching! I am super excited for this year and can’t wait to start this year in person!

    Degrees/Certifications:  Elementary Education/American Studies from Rider University Google Certified Level 1 and 2


    Abby Anderson amanderson@wcpss.net  --  Grade Level Website --  Twiitter 


    Ms. Anderson: Hey everyone! My name is Abby Anderson and this will be my second year teaching at White Oak Elementary. I graduated from Appalachian State with a BS in Elementary Education and 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, shop and play with my kitty Zuko. I am ecstatic to take on another great year as an explorer :)

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors in Elementary Education & a concentration in Literacy, Language and the English Learner 


    Katie Furtado — kfurtado@wcpss.net — Grade Level Website Twitter

    Ms. Furtado: Hello third grade explorers and families! I am thrilled to be teaching here at White Oak Elementary school. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and taught fourth and fifth grade there. I recently moved to North Carolina with my fiancé and two dogs. When I’m not teaching, you can find me hiking trails, enjoying the sunshine at the beach, or exploring my new community. I am looking forward to the year ahead!

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology


    Elisa Wombacher — ewombacher@wcpss.net Grade Level Website  - Twitter

    Ms. Wombacher: Hi, White Oak Families! I grew up in Providence, Rhode Island and earned a BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics at Rhode Island College.

    I taught third grade in Rhode Island for two years, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio where I also taught third grade. We decided to move to the Raleigh area (much warmer) in 1999 and I stayed at home to raise our four children. This will be my 15th year teaching and love being a part of the White Oak school community.

    My husband Bob and I have 4 children: Kai, Sierra, Raynee, and Rio. Kai graduated from Brown University twice; Undergraduate with an Applied Mathematics degree and a Masters in Data Analytics. He is currently a Data Scientist and Product Manager in New York with a start-up firm, Sierra is a 3rd year student in the Dental School at UNC Chapel Hill, Raynee graduated UNC Wilmington and is teaching 1st grade in Wake County, and Rio is a junior at UNC Chapel Hill studying statistics and mathematics.

    I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, going to the beach, shopping, and watching my beloved Patriots.


    Degrees/CertificationsBS Elementary Education ~ Concentration in Mathematics

    Kelli Delsorbo -- kdelsorbo@wcpss.net -- Grade Level Website  -- 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 3rd grade!

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