Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Nathan Stack - Math/Science (far left)
I grew up in a small town thirty minutes outside of Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating college at Clarion University in PA, I came down in January 2001 to North Carolina to teach sixth grade. In 2003, I transferred to elementary school, teaching fifth grade, and have taught there ever since. This will be my sixth-year teaching at Baucom Elementary. Although I have taught all subjects in fifth grade, I have targeted my professional learning around teaching math and science. I earned my master’s degree in K-9 mathematics at ECU a few years ago and have presented locally and nationally at elementary science teacher conferences in multiple states. Being originally from Pittsburgh, I am a huge Steelers’ and Penguins’ fan. On my days off, I enjoy hiking with my dog, Dash. I am looking forward to a GREAT school year in 2022-2023! Go Aviators!
Ms. Casey Byrne - Reading/Social Studies (2nd over)
This is my 4th year teaching at Baucom and my 12th year teaching ELA in Wake County. I also spent 4 years teaching school in Ireland! I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and am a huge Steeler fan, just like Mr. Stack! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have a 14 year old daughter and a crazy lab mix named Charlie. :) Our favorite place to be is the beach! We enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, paddle boarding, and watching sports. I am looking forward to getting to know my students and their families this year and to a fun, successful school year at Baucom!
Ms. Chrissy Minnick - Math/Science (3rd over)
I am from a small town in Maryland and am a huge fan of anything Maryland (go terps). This is my 10th year teaching in North Carolina and my 7th year teaching fifth grade at Baucom. I love spending time with my German Shepherd, Zeus, and finding all the awesome mountains to hike in the cooler seasons. I am so thankful to continue with another great year at Baucom. #MINNICKNATION
Mr. Chris Gilbert- Reading/Social Studies (4th over)
This is my 13th year at Baucom. I have taught both fourth and fifth grade. I was born in Apex, North Carolina and attended Elementary school here at Baucom! I also went to both Apex Middle and Apex High School. I graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. I am a huge Duke, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves fan!
Class Website: http://chrisagilbert.weebly.com/reading.html