• Specially Designed Instruction

    To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or other educational facilities, are to be educated with children who are not disabled. In addition, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are to participate with non-disabled peers in both non-academic and extracurricular activities. Unless the individualized education program for the child with disabilities requires some other arrangement, the child is to be educated in the school that they would attend if they were not disabled. Special class, separate schools or removal of children requiring special education from the regular educational environment shall occur only when the needs of a child are such that education in the regular classes cannot be accomplished satisfactorily.

    About 90% of students with disabilities are served by special education services in the school to which they are assigned by the Office of Student Assignment. These are known as base programs. Wake County also has service delivery/program options for children whose IEP requires more specialized service. About 10% of students require these regional programs.

     

    Programs at Rolesville Elementary

    Pre-K Program

    • Michelle Hill, Teacher
    • Adele Patrick, Instructional Assistant
    • Rochelle DeSpain , Instructional Assistant
    • Beth Horton, Teacher
    • Kristen Tyson, Instructional Assistant

    CCR 

    • Katresse Credle, Teacher
    • Erin Alston, Teacher
    • Laurie Rensing, Instructional Assistant

    CCK Program

    • Rachel Upchurch, Teacher
    • Cathy Loiacono, Instructional Assistant
    • Pam Swanepoel, Instructional Assistant
    • Celeste Perretti, Instructional Assistant

    Exceptional Children Program-Extended Content Support

    •  Jill Brown, Teacher
    • Sarah Smith, Instructional Assistant
    • Catherine Oliver, Instructional Assistant
    • Audreen Gilmore, Instructional Assistant

     

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Mrs. Michelle Hill, Teacher

 
 I'm Michelle Hill.  This is my 2nd year teaching at Rolesville Elementary and my nineteenth year teaching Special Education.  I have worked with children and adults with special needs for twenty-eight years.  I have worked in a variety of settings, including; the classroom, community, residential programs and day treatments facilities.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications/Journalism and a Teaching License in Mentally Disabled K-12.  We live in Wake Forest with our two daughters and have a son who is a sophomore at East Carolina University.  I love teaching and working with families!  
 
 
 
 
 

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Mrs. Adel Patrick, Pre-K Instructional Assistant

I am wife and Mom of 3 amazing boys. I specialize in special education in areas of autism. ADHD, speech, expressive, receptive communication. I currently have my AA in Arts and completing my AA Birth to Kindergarten Licence and obtaining my BA at ECU . In my spare time I enjoy vacation with family, going to the beach and, reading a good book. I am passionate about working with children, and family to make a difference in their lives.

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Mrs. Rochelle DeSpain, Pre-K Instructional Assistant

I'm Rochelle DeSpain.  I have now lived in Wake Forest for 16 years.  I spent 11 of those years substituting at Rolesville Elementary and loved getting to know all the students.  Now as an assistant in the Pre-K classroom,  I love helping and engaging the children as they discover their talents and abilities.
 
Although my children are in college they both attended Rolesville in their elementary years and it didn't take long as a parent to learn that Rolesville was the right place for them. Rolesville continues to be a great place to learn because of the commitment the teachers have towards their students and the welcoming atmosphere you feel when you enter the building.  
 
I chose to be a part of the staff here because of the teachers and the rest of the faculty.  Everyone is so kind and there is a close community feel.  It is a great place to work and I am happy to be here!

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Mrs. Beth Horton, Teacher

Hi! My name is Beth Horton and this is my first year at Rolesville Elementary. I have taught Kindergarten since 2007 and this is my first year back to the Preschool World. I moved to North Carolina in 2006 from New Hampshire. My husband, Dave and I have a 5 year old daughter, Mackenzie and 3 year old son, Tyler. 

Rolesville is a great place to learn because there are so many opportunities for the children to be a part of. I chose to be a part of the Rolesville family because when I walked into this building to visit, I felt so welcomed by the staff and students. I immediately felt a sense of community and togetherness which to me makes a school great! 

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Mrs. Kristen Tyson, Instructional Assistant

Hi! I'm Kristen Tyson. I moved to North Carolina 22 years ago from San Diego, California where my family still is. I have a wonderful husband, Chad and two boys, Phillip (9th grade) and Patrick (5th grade). Although I have only been an instructional assistant at RES since March of last year, I have been at Rolesville for the last 10 years. First as a parent, then working on the PTA in various roles and finally as a substitute before taking a staff position. I absolutely love Rolesville Elementary.  It is a school that has feels like one big family! At Rolesville Elementary you are not just a number, but a person. What impressed me as a parent was the care taken by all staff to get to know each student personally and to work together to put students first and help everyone succeed.  It is because of this that I wanted to be a part of the staff of RES. 

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Katresse Credle, Teacher

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Mrs. Erin Alston

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Laurie Rensing, Instructional Assistant

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Mrs. Rachel Upchurch, Teacher

I have been working at Rolesville Elementary since 2015 and in the Special Education Department since 2016. I earned a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in 2001 at Campbell University... Go camels! After being at home raising my two children for several years, I began working again as a Teaching Assistant. I had the opportunity to take a position in Special Education in 2016 and absolutely loved it. Fast forward to 2020, and I am now teaching Cross Categorical Kindergarten with the best group of kids!
 
I live in Wake Forest with my husband, two kids and a dog. I love to spend time outside, at the beach and with my family and church. I also love to draw and create.

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Mrs. Celeste Perretti, CCK Instructional Assistant

My name is Celeste Perretti and I have been an IA the full day Developmentally Delayed Pre-k Program for 12 years.
I am married and have twins, Brooke and Thomas.  They are Seniors at Heritage High School.  I am from NC and graduated from UNCW.
 
Rolesville Elementary is a great place to learn because it has such a warm, welcoming and safe environment.
 
I chose Rolesville Elementary School because my kids started kindergarten here and I just fell in love with the school and my “job”!!!
Very blessed to be at Rolesville Elementary!!

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Pam Swanepoel, CCK Instructional Assistant

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Cathy Loiacono, CCK Instructional Assistant

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Jill Brown, ECS Teacher

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Catherine Oliver, ECS Instructional Assistant

      Hello! My name is Ms. Oliver! I am currently an instructional assistant in one of our Special education programs here at RES! I am a third generation WCPSS employee! I grew up in Wake county schools! I am born and raised in the neighboring town Zebulon! I have a passion for children of all kinds! I truly enjoy helping them succeed in everyday goals! I have worked with Special needs children and adults for over 8 years! When I got the opportunity to be apart of the RES family I was beyond excited to help grow with this amazing program.
          When I am not at school, I love being outdoors! I love to fish and hunt! I also love the beach! I am very super family orientated. I have 2 siblings and they blessed me with 4 spunky and beautiful nieces!  I am extremely excited to grow my career here at RES with this amazing staff and students! 

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Audreen Gilmore, ECS Instructional Assistant

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Sarah Smith, ECS Instructional Assistant