8th Grade Team

Who Teaches What

Find your teacher and utilize either the website listed or the Google Classroom codes to enter their virtual learning environment, access their assignments, and learning more about your teacher. Below states the information of the 8th Grade Team. The information will also include any other extracurriculars that these talented individuals commit to. Any subject with a (VA) represents virtual academy. WakeID sign-in will be required. To receive WakeID information, please contact student services.
Subject Teacher Bio Teaching Platform Remind Code Teacher Site
English Language Arts (VA) Ms. Sharon Jewett College athlete at Milligan College, taught in Florida before becoming a mother of 4 who all attended WC, puppy named Finn, sports fanatic, Tennessee Volunteers Fan Google Classroom jewett8th https://sites.google.com/a/wcpss.net/ms-ellington-s-website/
English Language Arts (VA) Mr. Eric Holder Fordham University, Love Family Road trips, Poetry, All Things Football Google Classroom holdere https://sites.google.com/a/wcpss.net/ms-ellington-s-website
English Language Arts Ms. Sara Ellington From Upstate NY. I love Target, TJ Maxx, and Hobby Lobby, dog mom (Blue) and enjoy cooking new recipes! skiing is the best way to go down a hill, Buffalo Bills & Yankees fan Google Classroom elawithmse https://sites.google.com/a/wcpss.net/ms-ellington-s-website/
English Language Arts Ms. Catherine Crook Born in Sanford, NC; NCSU 2008; Raiders football; Target, Marshalls, Home GoodsNBCT Certified Google Classroom crook2021 https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mrscrook/home
Math 8 & 1(VA) Ms. Tina Ruff NC State grad in Electrical Engineering, MBA from Meredith College, mother of 3, I have two dogs Henley and Bowie, love the beach, hiking, traveling, reading, biking, Starbucks, and anything NC State. Go Pack!! Canvas Math 1: @c34b9gc Math 8: @hefe7c https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/truff/home
Math I (VA) Math I & II Ms. Emily Hooks NC State Alum (GO PACK!), I love my dog, Mr. Charlie Brown. I like: to travel, boating, cruises, the beach, the lake, movies, and popcorn! Canvas hooks2020 https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mathwithmshooks
Math II (VA) Mr. William Slechta From Philadelphia (PA), Undergrad: The College of Wooster (OH), Master's: Kansas State University, play viola (and sometimes violin) in the Chapel Hill Philharmonia, love baseball, and supporting the Philadelphia Phillies Canvas g93467c https://wcpss.instructure.com/courses/181008
Math Ess Ms. Kristine Brown College: BA of Psychology and M.Ed from UNC-Chapel, Favorite Brands/Stores: Aveda, Lularoe, Target, Go Tarheels! Google Classroom TBD https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/kbrownmath
Math 8 Ms. Walaa Khader (formerly Sarsour) NCSU (go pack!), Target life, & Amazon Canvas math8wcms https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mathwithmrskhader/home
Science (VA) Ms. Shwety Goswami Love dogs, gardening, watching football and hockey Google Classroom mrsgoswa https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mrsgoswamisscience/home
Science (VA) Ms. Saba Aleem None Google Classroom wcscience8 https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mrsaleems8thgradescience/home
Science Mr. Robert Giugno San Diego State University, disc golf champion, surfer dude, vinyl record collector Google Classroom ac2h2b https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/mrgiugno/home
Science Ms. Kathleen Lenehan Loves to read, Columbus State University, UNC@Pembroke, love live theatre, and all sports Canvas TBD N/A
Social Studies (VA) Mr. Shawn Patil From Pittsburgh, PA. Football at Cal U, Ravens, Pirates, and Pens Fan, Dog dad, Cyclist, Amazon-a-holic, UA is better than Nike, Star Wars & Marvels Google Classroom 4fgec3g https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/spatil
Social Studies (VA) Ms. Cammie Hopewell From Michigan, University of Michigan Alumni, love Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Redwings, enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, and the beach. Recently acquired an online shopping addiction. Google Classroom N/A https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/hopewellinstructionalsite/home
Social Studies Mr. Leonard Fecher Manhattanville College, New York Yankees, New England Patriots, rock music maniac Google Classroom N/A Please use the Google Classroom codes for your corresponding class period.
Social Studies Mr. Patrick Winters Panthers and Notre Dame football, Carolina Hurricane hockey, UNC basketball. History buff born and raised in Indianapolis, before coming south in 1989 to further my education Google Classroom e44a24 Please use the Google Classroom codes for your corresponding class period.
Healthful Living (VA) Ms. Lauren Deceia Slippery Rock University Alumni, animal lover, vegetarian, volleyball Google Classroom https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/wcms-track/home
Healthful Living (VA) Ms. Lareshia Owens NCCU, Fitness fanatic, Philadelphia Eagles & 76ers fan, Target, Spending time with family, traveler Google Classroom 3khkejo https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/owens-healthfulliving/home
Healthful Living Mr. Kevin Plummer UNCW graduate, USMC Iraq War Vet, Ohio State Buckeye superfan, dog lover Google Classroom wcmshlpe Please use the Google Classroom codes for your corresponding class period.

8th Grade Student Support

  • 8th Grade Assistant Principal 

    Ms. Charlesa Peoples

    8th Grade Student Counselor

    Ms. Regenia Walden

    SPED Dept Chair

    Ms. Betsy Davis

    8th Grade Team Leads

    Ms. Emily Hooks

    Ms. Cammie Hopewell


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