Julie Faria - Friendship Elementary
Hi, I’m Julie Faria and I have been given the privilege to be the Media Coordinator at Friendship Elementary. I’m not new to Friendship, my 3 daughters all went through the school and I have been working as the Media Assistant and ETS for 5 years. During that 5 years, I went back to school and earned my MLS from Appalachian State University. I am honored to have developed many skills under the supervision of Dianne Wright, Sue Tobin, and all the teachers/administration of Friendship. I feel like I have landed in my dream job and can’t wait to start the school year. This summer I spent time with my family, traveled a bit, and enjoyed my hammock on my back porch. Two great summer reads that I enjoyed were A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins.
Kendra Gallos - North Davidson High School
My name is Kendra Gallos and this is my first year as Media Coordinator for North Davidson High School. This year will mark my 27th year in Education. I completed a BA in English and English Education at UNC Chapel Hill in 1991. I followed this with a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC Chapel Hill in 1995. I obtained my National Board Certification in 2002 and renewed this in 2012. I am AIG certified as well! I am looking forward to working with all of you!
Kelli Pendergrass - Central Davidson Middle School
Hi! My name is Kelli, and I’m the new media coordinator at Central Davidson Middle School. Prior to this position, I was an English teacher at South Davidson High School for eight years. I started my journey in education by first graduating from Ledford High School in 2005. I attended Davidson County Community College for two years before transferring to UNC-Greensboro. I graduated from UNC-G in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history and a concentration in secondary education. Currently, I am enrolled in the MLS program at Appalachian State University.
Outside of work and school, I spend most of my time with my small family, which consists of my husband, Zach; our almost two-year-old son, Bodhi; and my chocolate lab named Lucie. I enjoy spending way too much money at Starbucks and Target, eating an abundance of pasta and sushi, and of course, reading.
Amber Crotts - Southwood Elementary
Hi Everyone! My name is Amber Crotts and I am so excited to be starting my first year as a Media Coordinator at Southwood Elementary School!! During the last 15 years, I have taught Seventh Grade English Language Arts at North Davidson Middle School. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte. Once I settled into teaching I went back to school and received a Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University. Then, I decided to further my education and will be graduating in May 2019 from UNC-Greensboro with a Master’s in Library and Information Studies. I am so excited to begin this new chapter and I look forward to sharing the world of reading and technology with my students. On a personal note, I am married to my wonderful husband, Adam, and we have two dogs, Roxy and KoKo. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, being outside, and traveling. I look forward to working with and learning from everyone!!
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