• Instructional Support

    Ms. Joyce, Mrs. Wiltse, Mrs. Collins, Ms. Cardosa, Mrs. Molinaro

    Meet the Team!

    Literacy Coach, Intervention Teacher, & K-2 Instructional Facilitator - Allison Molinaro —emolinaro@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

    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)

    Intervention Teacher & 3-5 Instructional Facilitator- Valencia Collins — vcollins@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

    Ms. Collins: Hello! This will be my 11th year teaching and my 6th 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.  

    Degrees/CertificationsBachelor of Science in Elementary Education

    Guidance Counselor - Shannon Jesinkey — sjesinkey@wcpss.netWebsite — Twitter

    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

    Guidance Counselor - Brittney Ruggieri -- bruggieri@wcpss.net -- website -- twitter

    Mrs. Ruggieri:  I am entering my first year at White Oak elementary serving on staff as a school counselor.  Prior to joining the staff at White Oak Elementary, I took a position coaching women’s soccer at Green Level High School.  I also coach youth soccer for the town of Apex.   My husband Bryce and I, reside in Apex with our son, Brayden and daughters Landen and Teigen.  Our family has also welcomed a new puppy into our home named Otter.

    Degrees/Certifications: I graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science, and also from Kutztown University with a master's degree in education specializing in school counseling.

    School Psychologist - Camilla Tungate —ctungate@wcpss.net Website — Twitter

    Ms. Tungate: Hey! My name is Camilla Tungate and I am the school psychologist at White Oak Elementary! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, watching Alabama Football (ROLL TIDE!), and exploring NC.

    Degrees/Certifications: Ed.S. - School Psychology, MA - School Psychometry, BS - Psychology

    ESL - Brenda Cardosa —besquivelcardoso@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

    Ms. Cardosa:  Hello students, parents, and guardians! My name is Brenda Cardoso and I am excited to be joining the White Oak team this year as the new ESL teacher! This will be my sixth year teaching ESL in Wake County. I look forward to getting to know all the White Oak Explorers and their families!

    Degrees/CertificationsB.A. Elementary Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) Licensure (K-12), DCCS Implementation Study Certificate


    Social Worker - Tasha Smith — tsmith8@wcpss.net — Website — Twitter

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    AIG - Karen Wiltse — kwiltse@wcpss.net — Website - Twitter

    Mrs. Wiltse: This is my 4th year at White Oak Elementary. I have been teaching for 24 years, 16 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 Ms.Joyce 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 the staff at White Oak Elementary this year!

    Degrees/CertificationsBA Early Childhood and Elementary Education

    AIG - Susan Joyce -- sjoyce@wcpss.net -- Website - Twitter

    Mrs. Joyce: Hi! I am thrilled to be joining the White Oak Elementary family as one of the AIG teachers! This is my 13th year as an AIG teacher with Wake County Schools. I have also worked as an instructional coach and a third grade teacher in Wake County.

    I grew up in Western New York, and graduated from SUNY Geneseo. I moved to North Carolina in 1993. My daughter is 24 and she graduated from the University of South Carolina in May of 2020. She currently lives in New York City and works in the fashion industry. My son is 17 and is a senior at Apex High, in the AOIT program. We have 1 nutty but loveable rescue dog, and 2 spoiled cats. In my spare time, you can find me at a sporting event for my son, exercising at the gym, or walking the dog!

    Degrees/Certifications: Degrees: MS In Early Childhood Education, BS in Elementary Education, Certifications - PreK/K add on, Elementary Education 1-6, AIG K-12, Spanish K-12, Google Certified Level 1 and Level 2