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Meet our Second Grade Teachers
Hi, I’m Sam Harlow and I was born and raised in England. I grew up in a town called Loughborough. It is famous for providing the first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook. It also has the largest bell foundry in the world - Taylor’s - which made the bells for many cathedrals in the country. I studied in England. This is now my sixth year of teaching and I love it! I really enjoy exploring new places and traveling the world.
Hi, I'm Beth McNeill. I was born in Winston-Salem, NC. I attended NC State University in Raleigh, NC for two years, and then transferred to UNC Chapel Hill to finish my degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching for 23 years. I have taught preschool, transitional kindergarten, second and fourth grades. My husband and I have been married for 22 years. I have a cat named Charlie. I have two children: Megan is a senior at Porter Ridge High School and Lee is a sophomore at UNC Charlotte. Megan plays soccer on her club team as well as her high school team. Lee is a quarterback on the UNC Charlotte Inaugural Football Team. I enjoy watching both of my children play sports. In the off season, I love reading books on the beach!!!!
Hi! I am Shelley Lukjanczuk from Eden, North Carolina which is by the border of Virginia in Rockingham County. I went to college at Appalachian State University for my under graduate, and I received my graduate degree from Gardner-Webb University. This is my ninth year teaching. My husband’s name is AJ and we have two dogs named Trixie and Tia. I love to go to the UNC Charlotte 49ers sporting events, especially the football games! Go Niners. =)
My name is Mandy Zarger. I was born in Buffalo, NY. I went to school at the State University of New York at Geneseo. This is my ninth year teaching. I have taught Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades in NY, VA, and NC. My favorite things to do are to read and play with my two children. My favorite place to be is the beach! I enjoy traveling to see family too.
My name is Roxanne Waldbillig. I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. I attended UNCG and graduated from Mount Olive College with a degree in child development. Although this is my first year as a full time elementary school teacher I have been working with children for 20 years. I am married and have two children who attend Rocky River Elementary! In the little spare time that I have I love to read and spend time with my family. I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year at such a wonderful school!
Hi, I'm Jamie Dunleavy and I was born in New Jersey. I graduated from UNCC with a degree in Elementary Education and received my master’s degree in Elementary Education from Wingate University. I have taught 7 years in third grade and 3 years in second grade. I enjoy spending time with my son and exploring the beautiful state of North Carolina in my spare time.
My name is Joe Pascarella and I teach second grade. I was born in Rochester, New York. I graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with two bachelor's degrees, which were in elementary education and social work. I received my master's in education from Wingate University. I have taught second grade for two years and third grade for four years. I have a wife named Rachel and two cats and a dog. I enjoy music, movies, traveling and spending time with family and friends. I love being an educator and watching students grow and meet their potential each day.
Written by: 2nd grade teachers
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 by Brenda Todd