About Me



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ryder

I am a native of Onslow County and it's a privilege to be teaching in my hometown! I graduated from Swansboro High School and received my AA degree from Coastal Carolina Community College. I received my Bachelor's of Art Degree in Elementary
Education from the University of North Carolina @ Wilmington. I received my Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction through the University of Phoenix. I achieved National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts in 2009. I am a member of the Onslow County Teacher's Academy which emphasizes on literacy that contains reading and writing in the classroom. I have taught kindergarten, fifth grade, and first grade. I currently teach second grade at Swansboro Elementary school. :=) I look forward to a wonderful year teaching your child!

I am certified or have held the following postions in my professional career as a teacher:
*Mentor teacher
*Peer observer
*AVID coordinator
*Team grade chair
*SLT goal chair
*Civic Oration coordinator
*Social Studies contact



  • High School:  Swansboro High School, Swansboro, NC

    College:  Associate's Degree, CCCC, Jacksonville, NC
                  Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, UNCW, Wilmington, NC
                  Master's Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), UOP

    Accomplishments:  National Board Certified Teacher


  • August-December 2004:  Student taught in kindergarten at Jacksonville Commons Elementary, Jacksonville, NC

    February 2005-June 2005:  Taught 5th grade at Carolina Forest Elementary, Jacksonville, NC

    August 2005-June 2011:  Taught 1st grade at Sand Ridge Elementary, Hubert, NC

    August 2011-June 2013:  Taught 5th grade at Sand Ridge Elementary, Hubert, NC  

    August 2013-June 2018:  Taught 5th grade at Swansboro Elementary, Swansboro, NC

    August 2018--:                Currently teaching 2nd grade at Swansboro Elementary, Swansboro, NC


    Subjects Taught
    2nd grade ELA (reading, writing, word study), math, science, social studies

    Meet the Teacher & Mrs. Ryder's Favorite Things...:=)