Mrs. Cox--Social Studies email@example.com
Mrs. Edwards--Math firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Johnson--Language Arts email@example.com
Mrs. Picha--Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the 6/3 Team!
Mrs. Cox, Social Studies: Mrs. Cox was born in Lincolnton, NC where she grew up on a dairy farm. A graduate of NCSU (go Wolfpack!), she is still a fan of the football, basketball, and baseball programs. Mrs. Cox began her teaching career in Sanford (Lee County) where she taught language arts and social studies for five years. Upon her marriage to Matthew, she moved to Wake County and taught social studies at Davis Drive Middle School for nine years. During this time she earned National Board Certification and was named Wake County Teacher of the Year. She has been at West Lake Middle for ten years now. Mrs. Cox has one child, Mareena, who is in 3rd grade.
Mrs. Edwards, Math: Mrs. Edwards was born and raised in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, NH. Mrs. Edwards began her teaching career in NH where she taught 6th grade math for 2 years. She then moved to Burlington, NC (it was a little too cold in NH for her!) where she taught 7th grade math for 3 years. She then moved to Wake County. This will be her 17th year teaching math on 6/3 at West Lake Middle School. Mrs. Edwards has two children: Kassidy, who is 7 years old (2nd grade), and Madilynn who is 5 years old. (kindergarten)
Mrs. Johnson, Language Arts: Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in North Carolina. She grew up in the WCPSS through Davis Drive Elementary, Martin Middle, and Green Hope High school! After graduating, Mrs. Johnson attended East Carolina University, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in reading. She just finished her first year teaching fifth grade at Olive Chapel. Mrs. Johnson is recently married and has a precious shorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie) named Mini! She is looking forward to an awesome school year with you!
Mrs. Picha, Science: Mrs. Picha was born and raised in Mineola, New York (Go Yankees!). She is a graduate of Molloy College, NY. Mrs. Picha began her teaching career in Ridgewood, Queens where she taught 6th grade Math and Science for 6 years. Mrs. Picha moved to North Carolina in 2007 and joined the West Lake Middle School staff in the summer of 2008. This will be Mrs. Picha’s 9th year teaching Science at West Lake Middle School and her 16th year as a teacher. Mrs. Picha is married and has two children, named James, who is 6 years old, and who is starting 1st Grade this year and William, who is almost four years old (July 16th!!!). I look forward to working with all your children this school year.
Mrs. Wojcik, Special Programs: Mrs. Wojcik was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to New Jersey for high school and college. She is a graduate of Georgian Court University. Mrs. Wojcik began her teaching career in 1997 in New Jersey where she taught 4th grade and special education 5th and 6th grade. Mrs. Wojcik and her family moved to North Carolina in the summer of 2006. She is certified in Elementary and Special Education and is Highly Qualified and certified in Reading K-12, Middle School Language Arts and Middle School Math. Mrs. Wojcik is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs Students. In April 2014 she earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Assessment and Instruction from Walden University. Before working at West Lake Middle School she worked at Ballentine Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina. At Ballentine she taught 3rd-5th grade special education. Mrs. Wojcik came to West Lake Middle School in 2008. She co-teaches In Class Resource Math for 6-3, 7-3, & 8-3, as well as Curriculum Assistance classes and SMART Block for track 3. Mrs. Wojcik and her husband have twins and will be celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary this November. Mrs. Wojcik's twin sister, Mrs. Ehlers also works with track 3 as a special programs teacher.
Mrs. Ehlers, Special Programs: Mrs. Ehlers was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to New Jersey for high school and college. She is a graduate of Georgian Court University. Mrs. Ehlers began her teaching career in 1997 in New Jersey where she taught 2nd grade and special education in grades 5-8 Mrs. Ehlers and her family moved to North Carolina in the summer of 2006. She is certified in Elementary and Special Education. When she moved to NC, Mrs. Ehlers stayed home with her children for a couple of years, then between 2009-2013 she taught part-time at Wake Tech Community College teaching adults with special needs. She joined the West Lake staff in November 2013 as a special programs teacher. She currently Co-Teaches 6/3, 7/3 and 8/3 Language Arts as the In Class Resource Teacher, along with Curriculum Assistance classes and SMART Block for track 3. Mrs. Ehlers and her husband have three children, including a set of twins and a daughter in high school and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Ehlers and Mrs. Wojcik are twins.