Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Carolina Forest International Elementary School! 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 also taught second, third, and fourth grades. This is my sixteenth year teaching, and my fourteeth year at Carolina Forest International Elementary School. This will be my fifth year teaching kindergarten.
I was born and raised in southern New Jersey, right outside the city of Philadelphia. I came to North Carolina in 1996, and to Jacksonville in 2000. My husband, a teacher at Jacksonville Commons Middle School, and I have two daughters. Violet is a fifth grader, and Eve is a kindergarten. We couldn't imagine working and raising a family anywhere else!
This year I am fortunate to be hosting an intern from UNCW. Mrs. Bailey Belcher will be with us everyday until December. We wish her all the best as she completes this last step toward teacher licensure.