Ms. Annie Burke
Ms. Lia Qualls
I have lived in NC my whole life. I love living here because it has the mountains and the sea...so I get the best of both! I love spending days hiking in the mountains or going to the beach and relaxing with a good book. I love reading mysteries, political thrillers, & comics/graphic novels. I grew up in Pinnacle, NC. My house was at the base of Pilot Mountain State park so I grew up with an amazing view. My dad passed away in May, so my mom is running the family farm. I have 1 sister, 2 nephews and 1 neice. My fiance', Jason and I have two dogs: Jules and Jae. Both keep us very busy. Jason and I love to travel and go on cruises. We're getting married in October and are both excited for the next chapter in our lives. I lived and worked in the Winston-Salem area my whole life, so moving to Willow Spring was a big step for me. But I'm excited about stepping out of my comfort zone and trying to grow as a teacher and a person.
My name is Annie Burke and I am originally from Tipperary, in the sunny south east of Ireland. I moved to North Carolina in August of 2016 and have been teaching in WCPSS since then. In total, I have been teaching now for nearly 17 years and previously taught in Dublin, London, and Dubai. As you can tell I love to travel and experience different cultures. I moved here with my adorable mini-schnauzer, Truman. Named after The Truman Show- we all know who is boss in my house! I have a BSc in Applied Psychology, a PGCE in Education and a MEd. in Leadership and Management in Education.
I was born and raised in South Africa, and moved to North Carolina after marrying my husband in 1998. I love to garden, travel, and, most of all, teach South Lakes Sea Turtles!
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