Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Mike Hosterman-PE (Far left)
Hello Baucom Families!!! What an honor it is to be part of your child’s journey through life and education. I have been at Baucom Elementary since 2013 and I can promise you that our school family gets more special every year! I have been teaching since 2005. I originally started teaching near my hometown, Youngstown Ohio. I met my wife (Diana Hosterman) at Youngstown State University as we both were in the education program. We both were hired at Springfield Local Elementary School in Ohio and taught together in elementary school for a few very special years As Springfield Tigers! During this time, we were engaged and married while surrounded by very special teachers and students at SLE in New Middletown, Ohio. To this day, we still enjoy attending weddings and family functions of these Ohio students that were once in our k-4 program! In 2008, we relocated to North Carolina in hopes of helping family members with medical needs. I taught for 5 years at Laurel Park Elementary before coming to Baucom Elementary. My favorite thing in life is being a father to my daughters and a husband to Ms. Hosterman, who teaches 2nd grade at Baucom. My wife and family love to attend church together and we have been learning lots and lots together at our daughter’s Fatih Formation Class. I hope to have a positive impact on your child by bringing a sense of peace and joy to their school day. Our focus in PE will be Kindness! Everything that we do and learn together will be centered around being kind to others and kind to ourselves. Parents, please email me any questions or concerns at any time! Thank you for letting me be a part of your child’s life. My goal is to have a positive impact on your sweet child that lasts forever! Sincerely, Mr. Hosterman
Class Website: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/peakofpe/home
Mr. Scott Chapman - Art (2nd over)
My name is Scott Chapman and I am, once again, proud to be the Visual Art Teacher at Baucom Elementary School. I am entering my 24th year of teaching, 22 of those years right here at Baucom! I am originally from Buffalo, New York where I received my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Fredonia State University and my Teaching Certification from Buffalo State University. I have lived in North Carolina for 24 years but always make time to visit friends and family back home once a year. My hobbies and activities (outside of teaching) include making my own personal art, home improvement work, hockey, weight lifting, and riding my motorcycle. My wife Jennifer and I have been married for 20 years. We have three children – Logan, Greyson, and Aubrey.
I have seen many changes in my time at Baucom. But the one thing that has remained the same is the excitement, drive, and determination of our talented Baucom Artists!
Class Website: http://aviatorartist.weebly.com/
Ms. Marisa McKinney - Music (3rd over)
My name is Marisa McKinney. I am excited to join the Baucom family as I start my ninth-year teaching music! I was raised in North Carolina and earned my degree in Music Education from Gardner-Webb University. I love to travel and have been to eight different countries. My husband and I have two wonderful little boys and a Westie who barks at everything. I love playing my Ukulele, singing, and dancing. We will be doing lots of singing, dancing and instrument playing this year. I can’t wait to start making music with everyone!
Class Website: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/baucommusic/home
Ms. Crystal O’Mara - Media/Library (4th over)
This is my fourth year as the Media Specialist at Baucom. I am happy to be in this position as I love stories and sharing them with children. I live right here in downtown Apex with my husband and two children. I am currently enrolled in the MLIS program at UNCG, but I hold a special place in my heart for purple and gold (GO PIRATES!!) In my free time, I enjoy relaxing in the sunshine at the beach, catching up with my friends, or reading a book.
Class Website: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/baucommediacenter/home