Meet the Team!
Ms. Greene: I am extremely excited to be a part of the White Oak Elementary family as the Instructional Facilitator and AIG curriculum support teacher! I started my teaching journey in Atlanta but I love calling Wake County home! When I’m not working with the students and staff at White Oak, I enjoy spending time with my husband Josh and two adorable little ones (Austin and Madison). I also love to cook, shop, attend concerts and enjoy a good run. I am looking forward to working with all the students, teachers and families at White Oak this year. I believe that strong curriculum is the foundation of exploration and learning! I know that all of our Explorers will be TREKKING to new heights this year!!
Degrees/Certifications: BS in Elementary Education (Pre-K to 6th) and Gifted Education (K-12); MSA in School Administration Candidate
Ms. Molinaro: I have been teaching in Wake County Schools since 1996 (with a 3 year break along the way). I was a second grade teacher before becoming an intervention teacher and literacy coach. I live in Cary with my husband, 3 children, and 2 cats.
Degrees/Certifications:BS Child Development, K-6 Teaching License, MEd Education (Reading)
Follow the Class: Contact Ms. Collins
Ms. Collins: Hi! I'm excited to be your child's teacher this school year! This will be my ninth year teaching and my fourth year at White Oak Elementary. I have taught all grades, from first to fifth grade. I am originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina and currently live in Holly Spring. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and crafting.
I'm looking forward to working with your family to help your child have a successful fifth grade year!
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Guidance Counselor - Briana Hines —Bhines@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter
Ms. Hines: Hi! I’m Bri. I’m so excited to be working as one of the counselors at White Oak Elementary this year! Some hobbies of mine include photography, nature, and spending time with my family. I have a two year old son that keeps me very busy! Looking forward to an awesome year!
Degrees/Certifications:BA in psychology and criminology, MEd in School Counseling
Ms. Jesinkey: Hello! I am excited to be one of your counselors here at White Oak ES! I am originally from Wilson, North Carolina, but have also lived in Iowa, Indiana, London, England, and Singapore! I received my undergraduate and master’s degree from North Carolina State University...GO PACK!. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at church and in my community, spending time at the beach, reading, exercising, and cooking. I also enjoy spending time with my family. My husband & I especially love traveling with our daughters Riley Ann (Junior at Apex Friendship HS) and Reagan (8th grader at Apex MS). One of my passions is helping students reach their full potential socially, emotionally and academically. I look forward to a great year of exploring and learning with you all at WOES!
Degrees/Certifications:NCSU: M.Ed. Counselor Education, B.A. Political Science, Certified K-12 School Counselor-State of NC
School Psychologist - Camilla Tungate —firstname.lastname@example.org — Website — Twitter
Ms. Tungate: Hey! My name is Camilla Tungate and I am the new school psychologist at White Oak Elementary! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, paleo cooking, watching Alabama Football (ROLL TIDE!), and exploring NC!
Degrees/Certifications: Ed.S. - School Psychology, MA - School Psychometry, BS - Psychology
Ms. Hensinger: Hi. My name is Kathy Hensinger and I grew up in Woodbury, NJ. I spent many wonderful summers in Ocean City, NJ. I attended college at Elizabethtown College, in E-town, PA. After college I worked as a camp counselor at The Aspen Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. I eventually found my way to NC, where I have now been for over 25 years. I started teaching in WCPSS in 1999 at Adams Year Round Elementary School as a first grade teacher. A few years later I started teaching ESL. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time in Bath, NC along the beautiful Pamlico River. I also enjoy reading, traveling, and having fun adventures with my family. This is my first year at White Oak Elementary and I am excited to meet all of you!
Degrees/Certifications: Elementary Education at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA and ESL Licensure at NCSU
Social Worker - Marissa Cockrell — email@example.com — Website — Twitter
Ms. Cockrell: I am Marissa Cockrell the School Social Worker for White Oak Elementary.
Degrees/Certifications: BSW, MSW
Ms. Wiltse: This is my 3rd year at White Oak Elementary. I have been teaching for 23 years, 15 of them have been in Wake County Schools. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, in Taiwan, Florida and North Carolina. This year I will be working alongside Mrs. Greene as an AIG Curriculum Support Teacher. When I am not teaching I enjoy gardening, reading, shopping, walking our rescue dog Cali and spending time with my family. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with AIG students, families and staff at White Oak Elementary.
Degrees/Certifications: BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education