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Ms. Riscili - Guidance Counselor

Please click the link to learn more about guidance counseling at W.G. Pearson.


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Mrs. Sale

I am the new school social worker at WG Pearson.  This is my first year as a school social worker, and before that I worked in community mental health and family homelessness.  I have my MSW from UNC – Chapel Hill, and am a licensed clinical social worker.  I am very excited to join the Tiger team to support students and their families!  When I’m not at school, I can be found playing with my dogs, watching tennis, and spending time with family and friends.  


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Mr. Thompson - Restorative Practices Coordinator

Moved to NC from Connecticut
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Attended Benedictine Military School for high school
Attended Georgia Southern University Armstrong for college
I am a U.S. Army Veteran!
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Shooting Pool: Former APA player with several team MVP's
Writing Poetry: Former Poet of Merit for the International Society of Poets and American Poetry Association
Powerlifting: Working towards a 600 lbs. bench press
Football: Go Dawgs! The University of Georgia  and my Dallas Cowboys

Exceptional Children

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Ms. Ingram-Turner - Exceptional Children Facilitator

I am the EC Facilitator at WG Pearson.  Facilitators work collaboratively with teachers, school psychologists, parents, related services personnel, and other school staff.  I am a graduated from North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride) with a bacholers in psychology, a Masters in Adult Education, a Special Education Teacher Certification and I have an Ed. S. degree in Teachers in Leadership. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  


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Mrs. Martin - Exceptional Children Teacher

My name is Mrs. Martin. I have worked as an EC teacher at WG Pearson for 5 years. I graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a B.A. in Psychology. It is my goal to help inspire and empower students to realize their full potential. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and binge watching movies. I am looking forward to having an awesome school year.


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Ms. Bowers - Exceptional Children Teacher

My name is Ms. Bowers.  I am in my 7th year of teaching Exceptional Children.  I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where I also was born and raised. I now live in Apex, NC with my 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. As a family we enjoy water and amusement parks, board games, bike riding, and visiting museums and aquariums. I also enjoy salsa dancing, reading, traveling, and crafts. 

Speech and Occupational Therapy

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Ms. Conklin - Speech and Language Pathologist

Hello!

My name is Ms. Conklin and I am the WG Pearson K-5 Speech and Language Pathologist. This will be my 3rd year working with the Tiger Family at WG Pearson. I graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I went to grad school at Murray State University to obtain my master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Outside of school I love to travel, run, and try new recipes!

 


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Ms. Rhyne - Preschool Speech and Language Pathologist

I am a speech/language pathologist serving the preschoolers at WG Pearson! I received my undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Education: Child Developmental and Family Studies (Birth-Kindergarten). I received my graduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Speech Language Pathology. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends. I like exploring new places and trying different restaurants! I also enjoy attending and volunteering at my church. 

 

 


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Mrs. Jones - Occupational Therapist

Greetings! My name is Teresa Jones.  I am thrilled to be the occupational therapist for WG Pearson Elementary and the Whitted School for the 2021-2022 school year!  After growing up in RI, I graduated from Brown University then taught middle school science in Red Oak, NC.  I received my master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and have worked in Durham for 11 years, with 9 of those being at WG Pearson.  I absolutely love working with students and staff to build children’s functional skills, work habits, participation, and facilitate their enjoyment of learning.  I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my 2 sons, jogging/walking, reading, watching movies (especially from the Marvel Universe), traveling, and eating out (during NON-pandemic times).  My favorite drink is coffee and I love dark chocolate.  Schools are exciting, dynamic places to work and I love going into classrooms to assist in the process of growing our scholars and future leaders!

Academically or Intellectually Gifted

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Mrs. Tucker-Young

Greetings,  I am Angela Tucker-Young the AIG teacher at WG Pearson Elementary. This is my 22nd year teaching (10 of those in

AIG),   Previously, I worked at another district in New York PCSD school for 12 years!  My family is my life. I am married with 3 daughters, 1

son and a granddaughter who I truly adore. I have a genuine  love for kids and their success in life! I attended Suny New Paltz College and

Mercy college for my Masters in education. I also attended North Carolina Central University where I received my (AIG) gifted education

certification.  My love and passion to create is one of the reasons that spiked my interest to work with students who have that creative mind

that some may not understand. I love to plan events, solve logic problems and travel.  I also love math that involve real life lessons. If I had  

not become a teacher, I would have pursued a degree in fashion design. I secretly love singing and have always wanted to be a performing

artist. I love to cook, especially brunch, Caribbean, seafood and soul food.

 

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English as a Second Language

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Mrs. Rice

I grew up in Chapel Hill and I graduated from Elon in 1980. I then moved to NYC and studied film and photography at Parsons School of Design. I also took classes in ESL studies at The New School.  I traveled  around Europe working in independent film and teaching English.  In the late 1990’s I taught ESL in NYC until I returned home to Chapel Hill. I have 2 children. I love basketball especially the Tar Heels , swimming and film. I’ve been a WG Pearson for 14 years.

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