All Young Author Books should be turned in to Ms. Minor in the Media Center on or before Thursday, Oct. 30. Each entry should have an entry form stapled to the outside of the back page. Entry forms are available from you classroom teacher or Ms. Minor in the Media Center. There is also an entry form file located on the Library Media Center Fusion Page.
Welcome Mariners! I am new to North Carolina, having just moved to the Chapel Hill area from a small town in Pennsylvania. I received my bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. During my undergraduate work, I was fortunate enough to qualify for a study abroad experience in New Zealand. It was refreshing to experience firsthand, a very unique education system that enriched my personal teaching philosophy. After graduating, I began working for a nonprofit agency in Pennsylvania, providing a myriad of different services from prevention/life skills programs, substituting within multiple districts and facilitating after school and summer camp programs for underprivileged youth.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” This quote embodies my desire to making learning a relevant and enriching tool, uniquely tailored to the interests of each student. Learning should not be something that feels insignificant, but a useful tool that opens up students’ minds to the world of lifelong learning. I am very excited for the upcoming school year!
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Maura McKeon is originally from New Jersey, but has enjoyed making North Carolina her new home over the last three years. She graduated from New Jersey City University and received her teaching certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology. After graduating, she became a member of an Americorps program that specialized in improving Education here in North Carolina. Since then, she has taught in the preschool level and worked as an assistant teacher in Kindergarten at Perry Harrison last year. She is very excited to be at Perry Harrison and is looking forward to a fun new year!
Taylor Scannell recently moved from Florida to teach in North Carolina Schools. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December of 2012 and received her professional teaching certificate in Elementary Education K-6. After graduating, she was fortunate enough to become a permanent substitute in first grade. Once the school year ended, she was asked to return as a second grade teacher. Since then, she was offered a second grade position at Perry Harrison School. She is excited to make memories at the best school in Chatham County. Go Mariners!
I am Emily Langdon and am going into my 9th year of teaching. I was born and raised in Knightdale, NC. I attended East Carolina University where I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in 2006. I began teaching Kindergarten in 2006 while attending graduate school at ECU part time. I completed my Masters degree in Elementary Education in 2009. I received my National Board Certification in 2010. I taught Kindergarten for 5 years at Wintergreen Primary in Greenville, NC and then moved to Wilmington, NC where I taught Kindergarten for 2 years and Second grade for 1 year at Pine Valley. I have recently moved to Pittsboro, NC to be closer to family and am looking forward to continuing my teaching career at Perry Harrison. I enjoy reading, waking/running with my dog, kayaking, biking, and an afternoon on the lake.