About Ms. Yocum
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education (1-6) BA Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12)
Ms. Danielle Yocum
After graduating high school in western New York, I attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Upon completing my four years, I received two degrees, the first in Elementary Education (1-6) and the other in Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12).
My love of St. Augustine, Florida through my college years had me plant my roots in the historic and beautiful town upon graduation. I began my teaching journey at a private Catholic School in the very heart of the historic district. While teaching first grade for six years, I also created and built a cheerleading program for the 4-8 graders.
Moving to the public-school system in a neighboring county, I jumped into teaching fourth grade. Of the eight years I spend there, the last four had me focused on math and science with a team-teacher teaching ELA and Social Studies.
With 14 wonderful years of teaching in Florida under my belt, I took a two-year break. Along with the passing of my father, which in itself was a life-altering event, an opportunity arose that allowed me to expand my personal education, growth, and experiences. I moved to California and began working for a luxury sports car racing team, specializing in Porsche, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. That was truly an adventure I will treasure for a lifetime.
Missing my family on the east coast as well as the teaching profession, the move was made here, to eastern North Carolina. Now, as I move from Northwoods Elementary School to begin my 16th year of education at Dixon Elementary School, words cannot express the excitement I feel!