• 4th Grade

     4th Grade Team


    Meet the Team

    Leigh Williams — vwilliams@wcpss.net Website Twitter

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    Ms. Williams: Hi! I'm excited to be your child's teacher this school year! This will be my sixth year teaching and my third at White Oak Elementary. I have 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'm looking forward to working with your family to help your child have a successful fourth grade year!

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


    Linelle Gorman — lgorman@wcpss.net Website Twitter

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    Ms. Gorman: I grew up in Cary and attended Wake County Public Schools for all of my K-12 education. I graduated from the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at Elon University with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. This will be my fourth year teaching. I spent two years teaching third grade at Sycamore Creek Elementary in Raleigh. I taught fourth grade at White Oak Elementary for the last two years. Previously, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica where I spent five months working in an elementary school teaching English. I am a dual-citizen of Australia and the United States and I love to travel and visit new places. I hope to bring all of these experiences into my classroom this year. I also enjoy swimming, hiking, and baking new recipes.

    Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. North Carolina and Elon Teaching Fellow
    Google Education Level 1 Certified


    Valencia Collins —@wcpss.net Website Twitter

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    Amanda Welch — alwelch@wcpss.net Website Twitter

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    Ms. Welch: Hello! My name is Amanda Welch and I am excited to be your child’s fourth grade teacher. This year will be my tenth year of teaching and first year at WOE. I grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and attended Ball State University. After graduation, my husband and I moved to North Carolina. One thing I do not miss is lake effect snow! I love that North Carolina has beautiful beaches and mountains. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my husband, and our two daughters. This year is going to be fantastic!

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Ball State University and Level 1 Google Certification