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Our Terrific Third Grade Teachers

Ms. Marshall, Ms. M. Watson, Ms. Vestuti, Ms. Konopoka, Ms. Dove, Ms. Morrison not pictured Ms. E. Watson

 Let’s learn a little about our terrific third grade teachers.  They like to do many things.  There are some new faces and some familiar ones.

Sara Dove

My name is Sara Dove.  I've lived on North Carolina for 8 years.  I moved from upstate New York.  I just got married on April 13th.  I love teaching, running, and being with family.  

Gina Vestuti

I was born and raised in RI.  We moved to Charlotte in 1995.  Married for 17 years and have 2 wonderful children.

Brittany Marshall

I am newly married to my husband, TJ. We are both originally from Union County, so this is where I grew up and is my home community, which is very important to me! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Math, Science, and Technology. While finishing my credentials I was able to work on the third grade team at New Hope Elementary in Chapel Hill, NC. This will be my first year teaching at Rocky River Elementary.

Cheryl Konopka

Hi! My name is Cheryl Konopka. I am originally from Buffalo, NY and moved here with my husband, Jeff, and our 2 children, Justin and Jessica, in 1999. I received a BS in Management from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, in 1988 and a MAT in Teaching from Wingate University in 2010. I have been teaching for 7 years and have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade. Reading is my favorite subject to teach because I love when students realize that the best part of reading is truly understanding what the story means! In my spare time, I enjoy cutting coupons and of course, reading! Lately, many of my weekends are spent driving to Rocky Mount, NC to see my daughter who is a freshman at NC Wesleyan College.

Megan Watson

My name is Ms. Megan Watson.  I was raised in Cary, North Carolina.  I moved to Charlotte to attend UNC Charlotte and loved it so much I have lived here for 11 years!  This is my 6th year teaching and my 1st year at Rocky River.  I taught 2nd and 5th grades in CMS prior to this year.  I have two dogs, Ella and Maci.  In my spare time I love to read, go to High Rock Lake, play with my dogs, and bake.  

Karen Morrison

Hi! I’m Karen Morrison and I am originally from Long Island, New York! Yes, I am a huge Yankees fan and I root for the New York Giants! I moved to North Carolina 7 years ago after graduating from Dowling College in Elementary Education! In my 7 years of teaching I have taught 3 years of first grade and now 4 years of third grade! In my spare time I love to curl up and read a good Nora Roberts book. There is nothing quite like getting lost in a story! I have one dog named Halie Jade. She is my pride and joy and what I consider my daughter! I enjoy traveling and spending time with my big Italian family!


Written by: Third Grade Teachers
Posted: Oct 29, 2014 by Brenda Todd

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