Meet the Team

  •  Kim Atkins
    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.


    Jamie Matsik
    My is Jamie Matsik and I have been teaching at Reedy Creek for ten years. 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. In my free time, I enjoy watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.


    Marisa McKinney
    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!


     Tara Rood
    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 love  I live in Apex with my husband who is a PE teacher, my two daughters, and my two dogs. In my spare time I enjoy being outside. I spend a lot of time camping and boating with friends and family!