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Mrs. Kristine Mortimer

Hi, my name is Mrs. Mortimer, and this is my third year teaching at Silverdale Elementary. My first year at SDES, I taught 4th Grade Science and Social Studies. Last year, I taught 3rd grade and am thrilled to continue this journey. Prior to Silverdale, I was a Teacher's Assistant with various EC classes in the Onslow County School District and aboard Camp Lejeune. In addition, I have experience teaching Kindergarten through 5th Grade in New York and California. Silverdale has truly become my home away from home, and I am excited to get to know each and every one of you!

I am and will always be a New Yorker, but I have lived in NC for over 15 years and love everything this amazing state has to offer! I was born in NJ, adopted when I was 4 days old and grew up on Long Island, NY. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Hofstra University and my Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from New York Institute of Technology. I have two amazing children, Andrew and Abby, and four adorable dogs named Daisy, Gizmo, Moosh and Ike! Andrew is a senior at Swansboro HS and is studying Culinary & Hospitality at the Eastern Regional SKills Center. Abby has just started her freshman year at Swansboro HS and loves reading, art, and video editing. Their dad retired from the Marine Corps in 2015, so my children and I know firsthand the challenges that come with military life.

When I am not at school or planning our lessons, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors or relaxing at home. I love going shopping with my daughter, drawing or painting, and I have always enjoyed putting together puzzles. I am looking forward to sharing my passions with my "terrible and rotten" monsters (your awesome children)!

Please feel free to contact me via email: or through Class Dojo.