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Mrs. Porterfield

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Carolina Forest 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, and fourth grades.  This is my eighteenth year teaching, and my sixteenth 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,  a teacher at Onslow Virtual School, and I have two daughters.  Violet is a seventh grader, and Eve is a second grader.   We couldn't imagine working and raising a family anywhere else!