Meet the Team!
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Shirsekar to join Remind and Class Dojo
Ms. Shirsekar: I am Sujata Shirsekar, the lucky teacher of iExplorers. I have worked in the WCPSS system for 15 years. I have two wonderful children. My son is a senior at NC State and my daughter will be a freshman at NC State as well. I am a proud NC State Mom! My family and I love to travel and explore different places, restaurants and foods. I am passionate about empowering elementary school children and helping them develop to their full potential. Together we will help your child succeed and make it a great year!
Degrees/Certifications: BA in Accounting and Economics, Bombay University, India. BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, WGU, Utah
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Overton to join Remind, Seesaw and Google Classroom
Ms. Overton: I am so excited to be your child's 3rd grade teacher! Originally I am from Hamlin, New York which is outside of Rochester and spent my childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario. I have lived in North Carolina for about half my life and since beginning my own family, this is my "home." My family includes my wonderful husband, Reid, who is an actual North Carolinian, as well as identical twin daughters who are starting high school this year. We are rounded out by one furry, sweet Cavanese puppy and of course my parents who moved to escape the harsh winter weather! I have taught almost every grade level K-8 including special ed and technology over the past 20 years. You are welcome to learn more about me on my website! I can't wait to get to know your family!
Degrees/Certifications: M.Ed. Special Education from University of Virginia, B.S. Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University, National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, Level 1 Google Certification
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Caruso to join Remind
Ms. Caruso: My name is Brittany Caruso. Growing up in Apex, I attended all Wake County Public Schools. I love that my role has now swapped and I am now able to contribute back to them by being a teacher! I live in Holly Springs with my husband and our fur-baby Russo Caruso. Russo is a two year old puppy that we adopted from Peak Lab Rescue. He keeps us very busy but we love him very much! My immediate family is local so spending time with them is a very often hobby of ours. When not at school, I love crafting! I like seeing something and trying to recreate it or finding something at the thrift shop/yard sale and turning it into something great. I also make personalized gifts for family and friends. We are huge hockey and football fans in our household. However we are a house divided when it comes to favorite teams! I am a diehard Pittsburgh Penguins fan as well as a Steelers and Penn State fan. My husband is a diehard New York Rangers fan as well as New York Giants and Yankees fan. We do both love the East Carolina Pirates, especially since that is where we met. I also love watching movies, relaxing and shopping. I love traveling and spending time with my family on vacation. We spend a lot of our weekends and most of the Summer at the beach. I look forward to an amazing school year with you!
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Math Concentration, Master of Education in Reading Education, AIG Licensure, Google Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified
Follow the Class: Contact Mr. Boger to join Bloomz
Mr. Boger: Hello! My name is Ashton Boger. I grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University where I earned my Elementary and Special Education Degrees. This is my 6th year teaching and my 2nd year at White Oak Elementary. After school I enjoy playing with my dogs, working out and gardening.
Degrees/Certifications: Elementary Education and Special Education
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Dochtermann to join Class Dojo.
Ms. Dochtermann: Hello! My name is Andrea Dochtermann. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year in third grade! My husband and I recently relocated to the area from South Carolina. I am originally from the Midwest. I graduated from the University of Missouri with my Bachelors degree and the University of Kansas with my Masters degree. I love my Missouri Tigers! I have over ten years of teaching experience. Due to my husband's career as an Army officer, we moved frequently. I have taught first, fifth grade language arts, K-6 overseas in Australia and junior high Spanish. My husband retired from the military this summer and we are excited to plant roots in Raleigh. We have a Kindergarten son and a fourth grade daughter. Both children will be explorers at White Oak Elementary! Please feel free to contact me via email or at school if you ever have any questions or concerns. Working together we make a great team!
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Educational Administration, SC & NC Educator License Elementary Certification