Meet The Team
Mrs. Barnhart is very excited to be teaching at Weatherstone this year! She has previously taught as a first grade, third grade, fourth grade, and ELL teacher. She is originally from Southern California. She lived in California until she graduated from the teacher preparation program at California State University, Bakersfield. She then spent ten years teaching in Utah before moving to Iowa to teach for one year. While living in Utah, she earned her Masters in Education from Southern Utah University. She is happy to be living in North Carolina now and to be within driving distance from the beach! She has been married for many years but does not have any children. She has two brothers and one sister, all of whom live in different states. In her free time, she loves going to the beach, reading, listening to music, baking healthy desserts, playing board games, spending time with friends and family, and doing crafts. One fun fact to know about Mrs. Barnhart is that she played the trumpet from third grade through eleventh grade!
Mrs. Harris has a true passion to inspire young minds and help create lifelong learners. She is originally from Queens, New York and relocated to Cary with her husband, son, Aiden, and daughter, Riley who is a student at Weatherstone Elementary. In her spare time, Christina loves to dance, spend time at the beach, shop and read. Spending time with family and friends and Starbucks are two of the things that she enjoys most. Before teaching at Weatherstone, Christina spent many years teaching in New York. She studied Early Childhood Education at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Touro College in Manhattan. She comes to school every day excited to teach and eager to learn from her students as well.
Mrs. Kazanjian is a lifelong educator that loves the great outdoors. She enjoys traveling to the beach and volunteering her time at coastal parks to support marine wildlife. She also enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, hiking, boating, reading, and playing board games. Mrs. Kazanjian went to the University of South Florida where she received her degree in education. One fun fact about Mrs. Kazanjian is that she loves Loggerhead and Green turtles!
Mrs. Price is a lifelong learner. She loves working with children and inspiring them to love reading. She is married to Randy Price. They have two children Karson and Riley, and a dog Sophie. She has lived in Minnesota, Canada, and Florida. She is a graduate of Meredith College. Mrs. Price loves spending time going for walks, reading, working on scrapbooks, and taking trips to the beach. One fun fact about Mrs. Price is that she was a competitive figure skater.
Mr. Russell has lived in Texas, New Jersey, New York City, Chicago, and Western New York. He has earned his master's degree in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, and recently a second master's degree in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte. After teaching for several years in Rochester, NY Mr. Russell and his wife decided he had enough of the long, cold winters and that their future lay south. Mr. Russell and his wife have made amazing friendships in and about the Triangle and are excited they chose to make their home in Chapel Hill. When not teaching, Mr. Russell can be found exploring our amazing state from the Mountains to the Ocean with Sadie, his rescue golden mix puppy at his side. Mr. Russell is beyond thrilled to continue teaching at Weatherstone Elementary and is looking forward to an outstanding school year!
Mrs. Sovereign is passionate about teaching and strives to create a positive learning environment. She loves to see her students learn through engaging, hands-on projects and assignments. Mrs. Sovereign grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and upon graduating from Illinois State University, she relocated to Cary, NC. Mrs. Sovereign began her teaching career at Weatherstone in 2001, and has taught second, third and fourth grade. Her whole family has relocated to NC and she is grateful to have her parents, siblings and their families close by. Mrs. Sovereign is married to her husband Eric and has two boys, Luke who is in middle school, and Nathan who attends Weatherstone Elementary. She enjoys going to the beach and mountains, watching movies and football with her family, camping in the fall, and playing with Millie, her sweet Mini Dachshund. Mrs. Sovereign loves being a part of her Weatherstone family and finds joy in building relationships with her students.