• 3rd Grade

     3rd Grade Team

    Meet the Team!


    Ashton Boger — aboger@wcpss.net Grade Level Website Twitter

    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/CertificationsElementary Education and Special Education


    Jennifer Cao — jcao@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

    Ms. Cao: Hi! My name is Jennifer Cao. This is my third year at WOES and my sixth year teaching. I am a Los Angeles girl at heart but also lived in Ohio most recently. I moved to Raleigh in 2019 and have not looked back since! I am a crazy fur-momma to 4 crazy dogs named Stink, Peanut, Chewy, and Aria. I love to travel, eat, and explore all the things. I can’t wait for another exciting year to begin!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education, LETRS


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

    Ms. Drexler: 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 start teaching that following fall at Middle Creek Elementary in fall of 2016. This is my third year here at White Oak Elementary and my sixth year of teaching! I am super excited and can’t wait to start this year virtually!

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


    Chelsea Sullivan — csullivan3@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

    Ms. Sullivan: Hi! My name is Chelsea Sullivan and I am so excited to be your child's third grade teacher this year! I have been at WOE since we opened in 2016 and have taught both second and third grade. I graduated from the NC Teaching Fellows Program at UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) in 2013. When not teaching, I enjoy travelling, reading a mystery novel, exercising, or trying out a new restaurant! My fiance, Josh, and I love exploring Raleigh together and playing with our Golden Retriever, Jordy. I look forward to working with you and your family to make this year a great one!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from UNC Chapel Hill, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Level 1 Google Certified


    Leigh Williams — vwilliams@wcpss.net Grade Level Website - Twitter

    Ms. Williams: Hi! I'm excited to be your child's teacher this school year! This will be my ninth year teaching and I have been at White Oak Elementary since it opened in 2016. I have previously taught both fourth and fifth grade. I am originally from Mebane, North Carolina and currently live in Cary. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy traveling and reading. I also have a mini Goldendoodle puppy named Maisie who loves to go on long walks! I'm looking forward to working with your family to help your child have a successful third grade year!

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Elon University, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Level 1 Google Certified 



    Amanda Welch — alwelch@wcpss.net — Grade Level Website — Twitter

    Ms. Welch: Hello! My name is Amanda Welch. I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and attended Ball State University. After graduation, my husband and I moved to North Carolina. I love that North Carolina has beautiful beaches and mountains to explore. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and crafting. This year will be my thirteenth year of teaching and fourth year at White Oak. I am excited to be joining the third grade team this year! I can’t wait to explore all the amazing things that happen in third grade. I know this year is going to be fantastic!

    Degrees/CertificationsBS in Elementary Education from Ball State University


    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 have taught third grade in Rhode Island for 2 years, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio where I also taught third grade. My family decided to move North Carolina (much warmer) in 1999. After moving to North Carolina, I stayed at home to raise our four children. I am now enjoying my 14th year teaching in North Carolina. This will be my 1st year teaching here at WOE and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful school.

    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 in New York with a start-up firm, Sierra is a 2nd year student at the Dental School at UNC Chapel Hill, Raynee recently graduated UNC Wilmington and will be a first-year teacher teaching 2nd grade in Wake County, and Rio is a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill studying 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