•  First Grade

     

    Meet The Team

     


    Caitlin Elliott | cgelliott@wcpss.net

    Ms. Elliott has a passion for teaching and loves the excitement her young students have for learning. She was born at Duke and raised in Cary where she attended Wake County Public Schools. Throughout middle school and high school, she was very active in both school cheer and travel All-Star Cheer. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2021 with a BS in Elementary Education and a concentration in Science. When not in the classroom, Ms. Elliott enjoys spending time with her family which includes her twin brother, Connor, and two very spoiled rescue cats.

    Jennifer Ivarsson | jivarsson@wcpss.netTwitter

    Mrs. Ivarsson has a love of learning new and innovative 21st century skills. She is a veteran teacher. Mrs. Ivarsson grew up in a little county town of Stedman, North Carolina. She is married to John Ivarsson. They reside in Apex, North Carolina and have twin boys and a dog Belle. Mrs. Ivarsson is a graduate of Campbell University. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, shopping, listening to music, and traveling to the beach. One fun fact about Mrs. Ivarsson is that she played the trumpet and piano for many years in school.


    Alyssa O'Neill | aoneill@wcpss.net

    Ms. O’Neill graduated from East Carolina University. Go Pirates!!! This is her fourth year teaching in 1st grade. Originally from Holly Springs, Ms. O’Neill is a product of Wake County Schools. Her dream was to become an Elementary School Teacher since the Third Grade. Ms. O’Neill loves her dog Rosco, her family, coffee, Pirate Football, and reading. She looks forward to meeting you at WES!


    Joanna Woodrum | jmwoodrum@wcpss.net | Twitter | 

    Mrs. Woodrum loves building a classroom community and has a big heart for meeting the needs of students! She grew up outside of Polkville, NC (a tiny town in the foothills) and has lived in Raleigh since 2013. Mrs. Woodrum received her Bachelor’s from Gardner-Webb University and worked for many years as a college advisor before receiving her Master’s in Elementary Education from NC State. She is married to Sam, an elementary school counselor in Raleigh, and they live with their two cats. Mrs. Woodrum loves to create (woodworking, knitting, sewing, painting, etc), hike, stare at waterfalls, play board games, garden, travel, and have fun with her 7 nieces and nephews.  She also loves math and is very excited to be in room 314 (pie day, here we come)!


    Caitlin Conley | cconley2@wcpss.net

    Ms. Conley is an energetic teacher, who has always had a passion for working with students. She is a New England native and has called Southern New Hampshire home for most of her life. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH before relocating to Morrisville, NC to be closer to family. Ms. Conley loves spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking and swimming. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time at home with her cats Rosie and Poppy.

    Nora Douglas | ndouglas@wcpss.net

    Ms. Douglas is proud to have been born and raised in Texas. She attended the University of Texas and received her Teaching Certificate from Western Governors University. Prior to moving here, she taught Pre-K-2nd grade for many years in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Douglas moved to Cary following her husband’s job with Lenovo. Nora and David have enjoyed every minute of our town, our people, our beaches, our mountains and the southern hospitality. Mrs. Douglas’ favorite things about Weatherstone are the focus on STEM, our diversity and the welcoming staff. She is passionate about motivating her students to perform at their best, build healthy relationships at school and to view learning as a fun and worthwhile endeavor. Mrs. Douglas enjoys reading, running and traveling the world. So, if you know a place she really should go see, please share it with her.


    Instructional Assistants

    Ms. Boughton was born in Philadelphia and grew up near the beaches in New Jersey. She graduated from Stockton University in NJ with a BA in Anthropology and Sociology, she loves history and is an avid reader. Mrs. Boughton studied abroad in England and Ireland for a year and then moved to Washington, DC where she worked at non-profit organizations. In DC, she met her husband, Steve, who is a British native. After they relocated to England for five years they moved back to the States and have settled in NC with their three daughters Grace, Hannah and Catherine, and their dog Roxy. All of her girls attended WES and are year-round swimmers with the TITANS. Mrs. Boughton is passionate about education and really enjoys working at WES. She loves traveling to new places with her family, especially visiting different countries abroad. She and her family also love exploring the great outdoors hiking and spending time at the beach.

    Mrs. Morris Mrs. Morris is excited for her transition to a 1st Grade Instructional Assistant after working in the Weatherstone Cafeteria for the past 8 1/2 years. Mrs. Morris is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she studied Spanish, Mathematics, and Finance. Mrs. Morris moved to Cary in 1999 with her husband. They have two children who have gone through Wake County Schools; her son is a senior at Cary High, and her daughter is a freshman at East Carolina University in pre-nursing. Mrs. Morris loves spending time with her family and enjoying the NC mountains and coast.

    Ms. Reilly was born on Long Island, in Bay Shore, NY and attended Utica College of Syracuse University in upstate New York. Ms. Reilly moved to North Carolina in 2002 wanting warmer weather!  She taught Preschool for several years before working at Weatherstone.  She has three children that keep her busy! All of her kids attended Weatherstone for Elementary School.  Morgan is now a Senior at East Carolina University, Owen is a Freshman at LaSalle University, and Collin is in 7th grade at West Cary.   All three kids are swimmers and swim with the TAC Titans. Morgan and Owen also swim in college. Ms. Reilly also has two dogs, a Sheepadoodle and a Goldendoodle.  She loves to go the beach and pool, read, garden and loves to exercise. Ms. Reilly loves working with the students and families at Weatherstone.