• Meet the Secondary Team!

    The Secondary Team serves our Ignite! High School students. Please take a moment to find out more about our wonderful Ignite! Secondary teachers.

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Ms. Bhavsar

Ms. Bhavsar has taught both high school and middle school in both Carolinas. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Education from Winthrop University. She is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

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Mr. Everitt

Señor Everitt has taught Spanish for 24 years to students at Ignite!, DSA, Githens, and NC Virtual Public School. He has a Masters in Instructional Technology from NC State and is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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Ms. Freeken

I graduated from the UNCW with a degree in Special Education and will begin my 10th year as a Special Educator for the 22-23 school year. 

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Mrs. Guffey

Ms. Guffey is a Modern Classrooms Distinguished Educator & former DPS Teacher of the Year Finalist.

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Mrs. White

Mrs. White is entering her tenth year as an educator for Durham Public Schools. After graduating from North Carolina Central University with her Bachelor's Degree in English, Secondary Education, she went on to complete her graduate studies in Literacy and Digital Instruction at the University of San Diego. Mrs. White served as the DPS Teacher of the Year in 2020 and is a Distinguished Modern Classrooms Educator. When she is not teaching, Mrs. White enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her partner, son, and two dogs.

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Mrs. Outlaw

Mrs. Outlaw is coming to DPS from JH Rose High School. She has a Masters Degree in Secondary Math Ed. From ECU.

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Ms. Morton

Entering into my 12th year as a Special Education teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. I graduated N.C. State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Psychology and again in 2010 with a Masters of Education. I love explaining how Math can be applied in our everyday lives as well as being outside either hiking, camping, kayaking, or exploring the world when not at school.