• Meet The Team

     


    Literacy Coach: Cindy Taylor | ctaylor2@wcpss.net 

    Mrs. Taylor is a North Carolina native. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As a young person she enjoyed playing piano, trumpet and singing with the church youth ensemble. After graduating from Terry Sanford High School, she went on to further her education at East Carolina University. Mrs. Taylor always knew her major would be education. She comes from a long line of teachers. Her Mother, Grandmother and several aunts were all teachers. She has a passion for working with young children and growing them as readers and life long learners. Her personal interests include decorating, gardening, reading, exercising and music. She is married to Jeremy, owner of Taylor Land Consultants. Together they have a daughter Mackenzie who dances competitively and enjoys videography. The three of them enjoy spending time boating, attending concerts and playing with their dog Maxwell. Mrs. Taylor is Weatherstone's K-2 Literacy Coach and Reading Interventionist. She is committed to supporting the staff and students here at WES.

    Intervention Cooridnator: Jomarie Zon | jzon@wcpss.net | Twitter

    Mrs. Zon was born and raised in Cary. She attended Wake County schools from kindergarten to 12th grade and graduated from Cary High School. Mrs. Zon is also a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels! After graduating from college she returned to Cary and started working at Weatherstone in 2001. After teaching 2nd grade for 14 years at WES, she began teaching reader's theater during the 2015-2016 school year. Reader's Theater gives her the opportunity to share her love of reading in a fun way that will hopefully help her students foster a love for reading and learning as well. Mrs. Zon is married and has two children, Layla and Leo.


    AIG Teacher: Kathleen Christopher | kchristopher@wcpss.net 

    Miss Christopher grew up in Maryland, but has lived in North Carolina, Michigan, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. She has been teaching since 1992, and has worked at public and private schools on traditional and year-round calendars.  Over the years, she has taught Spanish, French, Health, Instructional Technology, and now AIG!  In her spare time, she loves to read, watch movies, cook and bake, and spend time with family.

    AIG Website: AIG Webpage link 


    ESL Teacher: Maria Sarduy | msarduy@wcpss.net 

    Ms. Sarduy is a native from Miami, FL. There, she attended the University of Miami (go 'Canes!) where she earned her undergraduate in Elementary Education and Psychology. She loved UM so much, that later Ms. Sarduy went back for her Master;s degree in ESOL. She has one beautiful daughter, Elena. In their spare time, they love to travel, especially to warm places with beautiful beaches. Ms. Sarduy is also an animal lover. She has 3 fur babies in all, 2 kitties and a puppy. Ms. Sarduy is of Cuban descent and is fluent in Spanish. Her favorite food is Cuban, of course!


    ESL Teacher: Stacie Sidney | ssidney@wcpss.net 

    Ms. Sidney is a Michigan native, but headed south right after graduating college from Western Michigan University.  She has been teaching in Wake County Public Schools since 2008, first as a second grade teacher and now English as a Second Language. She is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have a daughter named Lyla and a son named Brooks. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and playing beach volleyball and pickleball.  Her favorite place to travel to is Michigan to spend time relaxing on Lake Columbia with her family. Ms. Sidney is so excited for another year teaching awesome kids at WES! 
     

    ESL Teacher: Neeta Shah | nshah@wcpss.net

    Mrs. Shah is of Indian descent and speaks 3 languages! Interestingly enough, she was born and raised in the UK and then immigrated to the US in the late 1980s. She has been an educator for almost 20 years and 9 of those years have been in Wake County Public Schools! She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2006 and received her ESL certification in 2017. She lives in Apex with her husband and son.

    Mrs. Shah enjoys playing Pickleball, traveling the world, learning new things, and even has her own crafting business! For relaxation, Mrs. Shah enjoys reading and discussing books with her book club friends. She just rescued a one-year-old Yorkie pup and named him Astro!

    Mrs. Shah’s goal this school year is to use Duolingo more consistently to improve her ability to communicate in Spanish! She is excited to work with English language learners from diverse cultures to make learning English fun and tangible. 

    Please feel free to reach out to her by email if you have any questions.