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Ms. Lizzie Casey

About: Ms. Casey has been teaching for just over 10 years. She is a proud graduate of NC State (Go Pack!!) and lives with her husband and dog in Downtown Raleigh. While Ms. Casey loves teaching kids, she also likes supporting adults and hosts Lettering workshops locally. It's easy to find her exploring various art types and infusing them in her lessons. Ms. Casey became a teacher because she knew school could be fun and wanted to create that kind of space for kids to learn.

Alumni: N.C. State University, '13

Favorite Quote: "Always fail forward." - Maxwell

Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

Gifts & Talents: Music, Art, Empathy, Creative Problem-Solving

Twitter: @lizzessons

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Ms. Coley Edsall

About: I am so thrilled to join the WashinGTon Elementary crew! I have been teaching since 2013. I have taught 1st , 3rd , 4th , and 5th grades. I am a proud graduate of Meredith College as a NC Teaching Fellow. I live in Raleigh with my husband, two daughters, and two dogs. I begin each day with a meditation and yoga practice. I enjoy teaching yoga and social emotional learning to kids. I am exceptionally gifted in taking time to nap on the weekends, often cuddling with my dogs. I enjoy taking care of my many indoor house plants (currently 74 and counting!). I love eating Mexican and Indian food. I enjoy playing board games with friends and family (Settlers of Catan is our favorite!). We enjoy sitting by the fire with friends, listening to music, and watching our kids enjoy quality time playing together. I absolutely love making people smile and laugh, being a comic relief around others. 

I became a teacher to inspire children to learn through play and exploration. I believe in the value of making mistakes to learn new things. Truly, I aspire to be a modern-day Mrs. Frizzle, a true G.O.A.T. in teaching. 

Alumni: Meredith College, '13

Favorite Quote: "Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy." - Ms. Frizzle

Favorite Children's Book: Elephant and Piggie - By: Mo Willems

Gifts & Talents: Humor, Mindfulness & Meditation, Yoga, Organizing, and Napping