K-5 STEAM Assistant

K-5 STEAM Assistant

Melissa Doughty Melissa is thrilled to join the MDCS crew as the assistant for 5th grade. After several moves from NC, FL, GA, and KY, it is nice to be back in NC. Melissa grew up in eastern NC and attended college at WCU. Her husband, David, teaches middle school...
K-5 Reading Assistant

K-5 Reading Assistant

Betty MacAvoy Betty is from Coral Gables, Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, Florida where she served veterans for 37 years as a Laboratory Medical...
K-5 Math Assistant

K-5 Math Assistant

Lisa Murphy Lisa received her BS in Elementary Education in 2017. She loves guiding students through inquiry and investigations of science and social studies through the use of technology, games, and project-based learning. She would like every child to know that they...
Kindergarten Assistant

Kindergarten Assistant

Melissa Ellersick Melissa is excited to embark on an exciting adventure in the Kindergarten class. She has worked at the Dora Reed Child Care Center and has her Early Childhood Credential. She also graduated with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management,...

Music Teacher

Songbird Burkey Sarah Elizabeth Burkey (Songbird) is a Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Storyteller whose work has been featured on over 17 albums including Door of the Moon, When the Redbuds Bloom, Don’t Die Yet, and Honeysuckle Vine. She has toured 19 countries and...
Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica Ray Jessica grew up in Morganton N.C. She is the youngest of three siblings and the only girl. Jessica moved away to attend college at Western Carolina University and ended up falling in love with the Western North Carolina area. She is a recent graduate with...

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