Ms. Monica Bass (1st row 1st)
Hi families! My name is Monica Bass and I am so excited to be your child’s Kindergarten Assistant. This is my 5th year at Baucom. I live in Harnett County with my husband. I have my degree in Family and Consumer Science. I love to travel and listen to music.
Ms. Carol Lalicker(1st row 2nd over)
My name is Carol Lalicker, I am an IA for Mrs. Devarnne in kindergarten.
I have been working at Baucom for the past 13 years. I have worked in 1st grade, 2nd grade, as a literacy coach, and for the past 7 years I have been in Kindergarten. I am married and have 3 sons, all who have attended Baucom. My eldest son (27)is in the US Army, my middle son (24) works in Fairfax VA, and my youngest son (22) will be attending VMI for his senior year and will be entering the US Army upon completion.
Ms. Jennifer DeVarnne(1st row 3rd over)
My name is Ms. DeVarnne, I have been teaching for 20 years at Baucom Elementary. I am originally from upstate NY. I have been married for 18 years and I have one son who is 15 and a daughter who is 12. My family and I like to travel to the beach and the mountains. When I am not working or traveling with my family, I like to spend time working on crafts.
Ms. Heather Hunkele (1st row 4th over)
My name is Heather Hunkele and I have been an IA at Baucom since 2017. I moved from Ohio 22 years ago and have enjoyed living in the south ever since. I spend most weekends boating on Jordan Lake with my family and friends. When I'm not boating, I enjoy baking, crocheting, and watching football. My husband and I have 2 sons who attend AFHS and a daughter who attends AFMS - all are Baucom Alumni! We also have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, 2 orange tabbies and 25 cichlids. Our house is busy! I look forward to meeting new students as we SOAR to new heights as Baucom Aviators.
Ms. Deidre Duvenage (2nd row 1st)
Hi, my name is Ms. Duvenage and I am from South Africa. I am going into my 5th year at Baucom and have 22years of teaching experience. Fun fact about me is, I taught in 4 different countries, the United Kingdom, South Africa, South Korea and the USA. I have a husband, a son here at Baucom in 5th Grade, and a daughter in middle school. We also have a dog named Oscar. We love traveling and experiencing new adventures and cultures. In my down time I like to read and craft. I lam so excited to meet my new Kindergarten Safari Kids!
Ms. Christie Walker(2nd row 2nd over)
Hi, My name is Ms. Walker! I am
excited to meet you and your child! I have been teaching kindergarten for 10 years in Wake County and this will be my third year at Baucom Elementary. I love working with young children and getting to experience their first year of school with them! I grew up in Massachusetts where I received my masters degree in early childhood education from Salem State University. I moved to North Carolina 10 years ago in search of the nice, warm weather. I love animals and have a rescue pup named Emma and a kitty named Sadie. In my free time I love volunteering with Freedom Ride Rescue, reading, and hiking. I’m excited for a new year and a new adventure with your child!
Ms. Whitney Deal (2nd row 3rd over)
Hi. My name is ! This is my third year at Baucom. I am excited to be part of such a wonderful community. I am beginning my 25th year of teaching. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. I went to Meredith College and my husband went to NC State. After college, we lived in Atlanta for 22 years. Two years ago we were relocated to Apex.
I am married and have two children. Both of our children are Seniors this year! Our daughter is in Nursing School at Georgia Southern University and our son is at Apex Friendship High School.
I look forward to working with you and your child!
Ms. Kathleen Knox(2nd row 4th over)
My name is Kathleen Knox and this is my 3rd year as an IA in kindergarten. I am married to my husband Matt and have two kids, Savannah (3rd Grade) and Graham (1st Grade). We have two animals, our dog, Buddy and our fish, Pearl! I love reading, playing games, working out, cooking, and trying new restaurants. I am so excited to be in kindergarten this year at Baucom.
I have my degree in History/Management & Society from UNC Chapel-Hill, Go Heels!