Degrees and Certifications:

North Carolina State University B.A. International Studies, 2014 B.A. English, 2014 East Carolina University M.A.T. Elementary Education, 2019

Ms. Kaitlyn O'Brien


Hello, Sharks! I'm Ms. O'Brien, and this will be my 3rd year teaching 5th grade Science at Sand Ridge. I grew up nearby on Camp Lejeune since my dad was in the Marine Corps. After high school I studied at NC State. While I was studying, I went to South Korea for a semester. Living in South Korea was so much fun that I moved back there after college and spent two and half years teaching English, which encouraged me to go back to school and become a teacher in the US.


Following my teaching abroad, I was an English Learner (EL) tutor for Onslow County Schools. In 2019 I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching from East Carolina University with K-6 licensure. In addition to teaching at Sand Ridge, I also tutor Chinese students online.