Meet the Team
Hello my name is Kim Atkins. I graduated from East Carolina with a B.F.A in Art Education. Go PIRATES! I have taught visual art in the public school systems for over 21 years. I taught high school and middle school visual art my first 2 years in Goldsboro, N.C., 1 year as a traveling visual art teacher at 3 of the Wake County elementary schools, and 11 years at Creech Road Elementary in Garner, N.C. before coming to Reedy Creek Elementary in 2008. I am married and have 1 child, a son, plus 2 fur-kids.
Hello Reedy Creek Families! My name is Ashleigh Faggard, and I am thrilled to be Reedy Creek’s librarian. I was raised in a rural town in the mountains of North Carolina. I attended Appalachian State University(Go APPS!) and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, as well as my Master’s Degree at NCCU in Library Science. I began teaching in 2014 as a 3rd grade teacher at an international school in Kenya, and since then, have taught 3rd grade at Wakelon and Reedy Creek. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, playing Ultimate Frisbee with my friends and partner, and spending time with my kitties (Lou and Moe) and my pup (Flynn). I look forward to building relationships with you and your child!
My is Jamie Matsik and I have been teaching at Reedy Creek since 2005. I grew up outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I went to Slippery Rock University to earn my Bachelors in Health and Physical Education Degree. I am married and my wife teaches 5th Grade in Lee County. I have a daughter named Malli and a son named Graham. In my free time, I enjoy watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hello, my name is Marisa McKinney. I am a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Music Education. I've been teaching since 2013 in schools in North Carolina and abroad. I love to travel and have been to seven countries all around the world. I am married with one sweet baby boy and one fur baby named Ace. I am excited to be teaching at Reedy Creek and can't wait to get started!
My name is Tara Rood and I am the STEM teacher and tech contact at Reedy Creek Elementary! I earned my teaching degree from ECU as well as my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology....GO PIRATES!! I live in Apex with my husband who is a PE teacher, my two daughters, and my dog named PeeDee. In my spare time I enjoy being outside. I spend a lot of time camping and boating with friends and family!