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Mrs. Denise Gartner
Welcome to another wonderful year at Sand Ridge Elementary! We are excited to have new friends from Queens Creek Elementary joining us this year, along with other new students from near and far. Our theme this year is #TeamShark. No matter where we come from, we are all part of the Shark Family or Team! This year, we will introduce the Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program to fifth grade, increase our use of the MindUp program and strategies, impelement new positive behavior management strategies and incentives, and continue looking at our lessons through a global lens.
I am also very excited that after two years, we will once again have an active PTO. I hope all of our families will consider working with our PTO.
A little about me...This year marks my 19th year in education, all in Onslow County. My entire career has been spent at the elementary level and I love elementary school. Elementary school children are fun, inquisitive and engaging. They are a joy to be around. I am originally from the Jersey Shore and proudly call myself a "Jersey Girl", but I love living in North Carolina. I graduated from Stockton University and completed my Masters of School Administration at East Carolina University. In my downtime, I can be found reading, scrapbooking or camping with my family. I am also pretty passionate about football (Go Eagles)!!
Please don't hesitate to call me or email me if you have any questions.