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Mrs. Porterfield

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Parkwood Elementary!  I have worked in the classroom since 2000.  I was a teaching assistant for 3 years before becoming a teacher.   I received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from UNCW.  Go Seahawks!  I have taught kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  This is my twentieth year teaching, and my eighteenth year with Onslow County Schools.  

I was born and raised in southern New Jersey, right outside Philadelphia.  I came to North Carolina in 1996, and to Jacksonville in 2000.  My husband,  also a teacher with Onslow County Schools, and I have two daughters.  Violet is a ninth grader, and Eve is a fourth grader.   We couldn't imagine working and raising a family anywhere else!