Meet the Team!
Instructional Facilitator — Danielle Greene - email@example.com — Website — Twitter
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, attending 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 AMPLIFYING their learning this year!!
Degrees/Certifications: BS in Elementary Education and Gifted Education
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)
Ms. Bottoms: Hello! My name is Alissa Bottoms and I am excited to be the School Counselor at White Oak Elementary! I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Master’s degree in School Counseling, from UNC-Chapel Hill. In my free time, I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family, reading, exercising, or attending UNC sporting events! I love working with children in any capacity, but find my true niche in the role of their school counselor where I can develop personal relationships with students and their families. I am looking forward to a great year and am excited to get to know each of you. As White Oak Explorers, we will grow and learn together!"
Degrees/Certifications: M. Ed School Counseling, BA Elementary Education
Ms. LaPorta: I am originally from Rochester, NY, but I moved to North Carolina many years ago for teaching experience and stayed for the nice weather and wonderful people. I have over 20 years of teaching experience in the elementary school setting. As a classroom teacher I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. When I had my son in2013, I worked part time as a Read to Achieve teacher, specialist, home hospital teacher and Explorer/AIG teacher. My son is now 5, and I am back at work full time as an AIG teacher. One of my favorite things about working at White Oak Elementary is the diverse, friendly population. I am looking forward to my 2nd year at this exceptional school.
Degrees/Certifications:Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education: SUNY Geneseo. Master of Arts in Education: East Carolina University. AIG certification: UNC Charlotte. National Board Certified: Middle Childhood Generalist. Google Certified Educator: Level 1
ESL - Kathy Glidden —firstname.lastname@example.org — Website — Twitter
Ms. Glidden: My name is Kathy Glidden. I am an ESL teacher and I have been teaching for over 22 years. I love teaching and being around children. In my spare time, I like to travel, be with my dogs, and be outdoors.
Degrees/Certifications: BA Spanish, MEd. Secondary Education, Elementary Education certificate, ESL Licensure
Social Worker - Cindy McCorkle —email@example.com — Website — Twitter
Ms. McCorkle: I am excited to be in my third year at White Oak Elementary as the school social worker. I have 33+ years of social work experience. I worked at Wake County Human Services and Alliance Behavioral Healthcare prior to being employed as a school social worker. I enjoy sports, reading, shopping, bike riding, kayaking, basically anything outdoors. I live with my husband, son and a wonderful dog named Pete.
Degrees/Certifications: MSW- Masters Social Work, LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed School Social Worker