Ms. Jaymee Bruber
Jaymee Bruber will be one of the Cross Categorical Resource KG-5th grade teachers. She is excited to work with your family this year. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Old Dominion University. This is her 18th year as a special education teacher. Teaching is her jam! She can’t wait to do school differently you all of you! She is originally from Virginia Beach but her husband's career as a 3-D Character and Environment Artist sent them to Austin, Texas in 2007 and now they are back here in North Carolina. They moved here last year and love being closer to their big family in Virginia Beach! In her spare time, she loves hanging with her family, taking pictures, baking yummy treats, and making photo books!! She can't wait to meet everyone.
Ms. Amber Bruner
Amber Bruner is a North Carolina native and has been teaching for over 25 years. She has a Masters in Birth to Kindergarten Educational Development from UNC Greensboro and teaches the blended preschool class at Hortons Creek. She is passionate about creating equitable schools and promoting social emotional learning. She has three grown children and lives in Cary with her husband, David and their certified therapy dog, Wilson. They just welcomed their first grandchild to the family.
Ms. June Haggy
June Haggy is a preschool teacher for students with special needs , She loves working with young children and their families and had been doing this for 21 years. She went to Mount Union University for her undergraduate work and Ohio University for her Masters in Education in Special Education. She is currently working on Phd. in Cognition and Instruction at GCU. She have 3 great kids and a fantastic husband. She loves to read and actually enjoys being a cheer mom.
Ms. Samantha Perlman
Samantha Perlman is the CRR teacher for 3rd through 5th grade. She was born and raised in Delray Beach, FL. She went to the University of South Florida. She has been teaching for three years in Tampa, FL. This will be her first year at Hortons Creek Elementary! She comes from a huge family and loves spending quality time with her family. Her favorite football teams are New England Patriots and University of South Florida Bulls. She like trying new things and going on mini-adventures. She loves to read and strive to learn something new every day. Samantha is very passionate about teaching. She wants her student to be excited about learning and working to their fullest potential.
Ms. Jill Schwadron
Jill Schwadron is a Speech-Language Pathologist licensed by the state of North Carolina and she holds her national certification, the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to joining Wake County Public Schools in 2017, she was in private practice with a focus on working with children with a variety of communication disorders, such as receptive and expressive language delays, autism spectrum disorder, articulation delays, phonological delays, Down Syndrome , Apraxia and Stuttering. She earned her Masters at East Carolina University- Go Pirates! She has three school age children of her own. (Schwadron rhymes with squadron.)
Ms. Kristin Todesco
Ms. Todesco went to SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, New York for her Bachelors in Childhood Education with a concentration in English. She went to St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York for her Masters in Childhood Special Education with an annotation in severe and multiple disabilities. This is her first year of teaching but she has been a special education teacher’s assistant at Abbey Lane Elementary School in New York for the last 3 years. Ms. Todesco grew up in Smithtown, New York with a younger brother and younger sister. She loves to read, go to the beach, do jigsaw puzzles and spend time with her family and two dogs. Working with students with special needs has always been her passion and she can’t wait for this school year to see what it brings!
Ms. Laura Wills
Laura Wills is Hortons Creek’s school psychologist. She is a native North Carolinian but spent her growing up years in Germany and Charleston, South Carolina. She began her college career studying electrical engineering but made a change to psychology and communication, earning a BA in psychology from Clemson University. Following graduation, she entered the School Psychology program at The Citadel where she earned a Masters in Education and a Educational Specialist degree. Ms. Wills has been practicing school psychologist for about 28 years, having spent the last 20 years with Wake County Schools. She is passionate about helping school staff educate the “whole” child, seeing the child despite challenges they face, and supporting families in advocating for their child’s success. She believes all students have dreams, hopes, and abilities and that educators work to move students along the path to expose & increase abilities, encourage hopes and obtain dreams. Away from work, Ms. Wills enjoys watching old movies (especially musicals), cooking with her daughters, watching college football, and shopping. #GoTigers, #Go’Dores, #Hawksdoitdifferent