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Mrs. Elaine Mansfield
I was born in Jamestown, New York and lived there with my husband and 2 daughters until 2007. Our daughters are both grown now and live in the Raleigh area. Ever since my daughters were young, I have valued and cherished early learning and the wonder of it all! It has never left me - and I hope it never does. Some of the most valuable and meaningful moments come at this tender time in life and I am looking forward to the amazing school year ahead!
In Western New York, I taught Kindergarten for 1 year at my church (Levant Wesleyan Church), Preschool for 5 years in a facility contracted by the Chautauqua County School System, then special education for 1 1/2 years in the Falconer School System (grades 3-6). I am beginning my 12th teaching year in the Onslow County School system. I have called Thompson Early Childhood Center my home for the last 3 years and feel totally blessed to be part of this amazing school family!
I attended school in Western New York and received a Bachelor's Degree to teach PK to Grade 6 from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Fredonia. I received my Master's Degree in Special Education from birth to Grade 6 at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.