Keith Richardson - Principal

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Keith Richardson - Principal

Keith Richardson comes to Crossroads FLEX after working the past five years as principal at York Elementary School.  York Elementary School became a STEM school the same year Mr. Richardson became principal there.  In those five years he collaboratively worked with his staff and community partnerships to build a unique environmental STEM school.  In June 2016, York Elementary was recognized as a STEM School of Distinction by the North Carolina Department of Education. 

Mr. Richardson has spent his educational career at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Mr. Richardson is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University where he earned a B.A. in English and a minor in Secondary Education.  Mr. Richardson is a North Carolina Principal Fellow and earned his Master’s in School Administration from East Carolina University.  He holds a professional license in English Education 9-12, Curriculum Specialist, and Principal K-12.  Mr. Richardson currently serves as the corresponding secretary for the Elizabeth City State University National Alumni Association, Inc. 

Mr. Richardson is an enthusiast for innovative schools especially those that give unique opportunities to students such as Crossroads FLEX.  He is excited to lead a dynamic team of educators and stands ready to meet the individual needs of every student as they earn their diploma and become experts in their individual pursuits.

 Natascha Brooks - Assistant Principal

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Natascha Brooks - Assistant Principal

 
 
Natascha Brooks comes to Crossroads FLEX after working as the Assistant Principal Intern at Mills Park Middle School in Cary, N.C. She began her career teaching middle grades Language Arts in Loudoun County, Virginia. After moving to Wake County, she taught 6th and 7th grade Language Arts at Salem Middle School and Mills Park Middle School. Ms. Brooks is passionate about increasing student learning through the use of blended learning and instructional technology, and has presented on these topics at the National Council of Teachers of English National Convention. Ms. Brooks is a co-author of the book Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to English Language Arts Education and developed digital content and assessments for the educational website Shmoop. 
 
Ms. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of Virginia and earned her North Carolina K-12 Principal Licensure from Gardner-Webb University. In her free time, Ms. Brooks likes to watch sports, spend time with family, travel, and cook. She is proud to be a part of the Crossroads FLEX community, and looks forward to helping all students and staff accomplish success this school year.
 Nartarshia Sharpe - Dean of Students

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Nartarshia Sharpe - Dean of Students

Nartarshia Sharpe comes to Crossroads FLEX after working the past nine years as a professional school counselor at Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC.  This is her twenty-third year in education.  She began her career in education as middle school language arts and social studies teacher went on to work for several years in Central Office for Wake County Schools. 

Ms. Sharpe is a graduate of UNC Charlotte where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She holds two Master’s degrees from NC State University, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in School Counseling.  She earned National Board Certification in K-12 School Counseling in 2012.  In her free time Ms. Sharpe likes to read, travel and take pictures.

Dr. Alex Kaulfuss - Mathematics, English, and Computer Science Teacher

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Dr. Alex Kaulfuss - Mathematics, English, and Computer Science Teacher

Dr. Kaulfuss's Fall 2018 Class Schedule & 1-to-1 Support Appointments

Dr. Alex Kaulfuss is an award-winning, National Board Certified educator who loves exploring learning and believes that all students can be successful given appropriate support and encouragement.

Kaulfuss is a graduate of NC State University's Teaching Fellows Program, holding a B.A. in English Education, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction: English Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. He has earned certification as a National Board Certified Teacher from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, as a Red Hat Certified System Administrator from Red Hat, and as a Certified Computer Programmer from NC State University.

Kaulfuss has served the students of North Carolina in a variety of capacities over the past 15 years.  He began his career as an English, Math, and Debate teacher before serving as the Secondary English / Language Arts Consultant for NCDPI.  Most recently, as an Instructional Technologist, he has worked with educators and leaders across the state in developing ways to integrate technology into classroom instruction.  Additionally, he has worked with the Capital Area Writing Project and The SMART Collaborative in order to meet the disparate needs of students.

Kaulfuss is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and support the students of Crossroads FLEX, as we explore this new approach to learning and teaching.

 Kasey Turcol - Social Sciences Teacher

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Kasey Turcol - Social Sciences Teacher

Mrs. Turcol's Fall 2018 Class Schedule & 1-to-1 Support Appointments

Kasey Turcol graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her undergraduate in Sociology and History.  As an undergraduate, Mrs. Turcol focused her studies on institutions and their impact on society. She wrote her thesis on Alcatraz, tracing the manner in which the National Park Service interprets prison history through the federal penitentiary as societies views on crime evolve. Additionally, she spearheaded two major research projects: a quantitative study for Rappahannock Legal Service in which she was able to indicate the strengths and weakness of their free legal services, and an in-depth qualitative study of young adults with vision impairments and how they navigated early education. The latter research project was presented at Pi Gamma Mu’s Triennial International Conference in 2014 and truly inspired Mrs. Turcol to continue work in the field of education.  In 2015, she earned her Master’s in Education implementing an action research project aimed at teaching twelve grade government students media literacy skills necessary to be politically aware citizens in the digital age.

Mrs. Turcol moved to North Carolina after getting married in August of 2015. She is endorsed in the state of North Carolina to teach 6-12 Social Sciences and 6-12 English Language Arts. She believes that education must be interdisciplinary for it to have a lasting impact on the student.  As a teacher, she emphasizes the importance of reading and writing skills through primary source analysis. Mrs. Turcol encourages all students to continue learning as she, too, intends to continue her education and return back to school for a doctorate degree.  She is excited to work with the talented and innovative students at Crossroads FLEX!

 Laura Armfield - Science Teacher

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Laura Armfield - Science Teacher

 
 
Mrs. Laura Armfield is a nationally-board certified secondary science teacher that has been teaching around Wake County for the last 10 years.  She moved to the area from Michigan in 2008, after receiving her degree from Michigan State University. She completed her undergraduate work in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry, alongside her Secondary Education coursework.
 
In addition to her Bachelor’s degree, she has earned her Masters in Teaching & Curriculum with specializations in science and technology through an online program at Michigan State.
 
She began her career teaching at Panther Creek High School when she moved to North Carolina.  After several years there, an opportunity to work in a 1-to-1 technology program came up at Cardinal Gibbons High School, where she spent the next three years.  Most recently she was part of the science department at Middle Creek High School.
 
Her passion is promoting science among young people, exposing them to different fields of study, all while building community and relationships in the classroom.  She is excited to bring new science learning opportunities to the students of Crossroads FLEX.
 Jennifer Paprocki - English Teacher

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Jennifer Paprocki - English Teacher

 
 
Jennifer Paprocki is a recent graduate from North Carolina State University. She graduated Cum Laude from the secondary English education program. Through NC state, Ms. Paprocki was able to obtain a certificate in Youth and Mental Health First Aid. Throughout her college years she has nannied for many families, helping the children grow and develop in their own educational paths through tutoring.
 
She was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina with parents that encouraged a strong commitment to a further education. She has a strong belief that every student should always keep learning throughout their lifetimes, because knowledge will be a students greatest asset for their future. It is never too late to continue your education, even if it takes seven years to get your degree.
 
After graduating from Cary High School in 2011, Ms. Paprocki started her educational career at Wake Technical Community College for two years before transferring into NC State’s education department. When leaving community college, she finally decided that teaching and education were her passion. After taking a semester off, she transferred to NC State. Seven years after beginning her college degree, Ms. Paprocki is ready to help each student reach success in their own educational career.
 Rhonda Lusher - Career Development Coordinator

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Rhonda Lusher - Career Development Coordinator

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Rhonda Lusher comes to Crossroads FLEX after working the past eleven years as a Career Development Coordinator at Wake Early College in Raleigh, NC.  She began her career in education as an adjunct faculty member at Marshall University.  After relocating to North Carolina in 2003, she took a job in Chatham County as a middle school teacher where she spent three years.

Ms. Lusher is a graduate of Marshall University where she earned both her Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Science degree in Adult Education.  She received her Career Development Certification in 2011.  Ms. Lusher feels very passionate about helping students.  She is very excited to build the Career Development Program at Crossroads FLEX high school.

Ms. Bonnie Russell - Data Manger and Lead Secretary

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Ms. Bonnie Russell - Data Manger and Lead Secretary

Bonnie Russell joined Crossroads FLEX in the fall of 2017, coming from Apex Friendship High School and being part of the Wake County School System since 2005 with additional experience at Panther Creek High School and Green Hope High School. Ms. Russell’s wide range of experience also includes being a coach and leader with Weight Watchers since 1981, as well as experience in the aerospace industry, bookkeeping, and hospital experience as a surgical technician.

Ms. Russell earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology under the College of Communications at Florida State University, with additional education at California State University, Miami Dade Community College, and passing the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.

Ms. Russell is a big fan of the digital blended learning style that is implemented at Crossroads FLEX and is honored to support the staff and students to make Crossroads FLEX the successful benchmark for others to model.

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