Mrs. Maria Styers

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Mrs. Maria Styers

Department Chair

Mrs. Styers graduated from Louisburg High School. After graduation from Meredith College, she worked in the interior design field for seven years. She has taught a variety of Family and Consumer Science classes at Franklinton High School since 1998 and now teaches only culinary arts classes. She attended North Carolina Central University to earn her licensure and East Carolina University to earn her Masters in Career and Technical Education. Mrs. Styers is National Board Certified. She is the chair of the Career and Technical Education Department and serves as Lead Mentor at FHS, working with new teachers.  Email Mrs. Styers

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Planning
2nd Period Culinary Arts 1
3rd Period Culinary Arts 2
4th Period Culinary Arts 2

Mr. Beckstrand

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Mr. Beckstrand graduated from the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh in 2005. He worked as a 3D Animator and Graphic Designer for a variety of companies over the last 15 years. He and his family moved to Franklinton in 2017 and he volunteered to serve as an assistant coach for football, basketball and baseball at Franklinton Middle School. Mr. Beckstrand also assisted in designing the Boys and Girls Club and the STEAM lab at FMS.He is now in his first year at FHS and teaches Visual and Video Design.   Email Mr. Beckstrand
 

Spring 2020 Schedule
1st Period, Visual Design
2nd Period, Planning
3rd Period, Adobe Video Design
4th Period, Adobe Visual Design

Mr. Curtis

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Mr. Curtis

 

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Spring 2020 Schedule
1st Period, Planning
2nd Period, Carpentry 1
3rd Period, Carpentry 1
4th Period, Drafting I

Mrs. Lisa Davis

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Mrs. Lisa Davis

Mrs. Davis earned a BA degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from East Carolina University. She taught at the community college level for over 10 years and has been at the high school level for 7 years teaching business electives. Mrs. Davis coaches JV volleyball and is the Assistant Coach for Varsity volleyball at FHS. Email Mrs. Davis

Spring 2020 Courses

1st Period, Virtual Enterprise
2nd Period, Entrepreneurship I
3rd Period, Planning
4th Period, Accounting I

Mrs. Margaret Esselborn

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Mrs. Margaret Esselborn

Ms. Esselborn has a degree in Business Education from NC A & T University. Ms. Esselborn teaches business classes including Microsoft Office programs, Personal Finance and Principles of Business.  Email Mrs. Esselborn

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Microsoft Excel H
2nd Period, Planning
3rd Period, Business Law Honors
4th Period, Microsoft Word & Powerpoint

 

Mr. Grissom

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Mr. Grissom

Mr. Grissom spent 29 years at IBM retiring as an IT engineer, having started building subassemblies for computers. He also did software engineering and manufacturing engineering. While working there he joined Franklinton Rescue and EMS and volunteered for 27 years and an EMT progressing to Paramedic. After leaving IBM, he began working full time at Franklin County EMS as a paramedic and retired there as a Field Training Officer. Email Mr. Grissom

 

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Public Safety I
2nd Period, Public Safety I
3rd Period, Planning
4th Period, EMT 1

Ms. Sarah Harkey

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Ms. Sarah Harkey

Ms. Harkey graduated from the University of Mount Olive in May of 2017. Ms. Harkey teaches Horticulture and Animal Science. She is also one of the FHS FFA club advisors and she is excited to help every student. Email Ms. Harkey

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Planning
2nd Period, Horticulture I
3rd Period, Horticulture I
4th Period, Animal Science II

Mrs. Holley

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Mrs. Holley

Mrs. Holley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Master of Arts in Teaching in Family and Consumer Science Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Mrs. Holley teaches Family and Consumer Sciences classes including Apparel and Interior Design.

Spring 2020 Courses

Period 1, Interior Design II
Period 2, Interior Design I
Period3, Interior Design I
Period 4, Planning

Mr. Tommy Kemp

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Mr. Tommy Kemp

Mr. Kemp graduated from FHS in 1978 and from there he went to North Carolina State University earning degrees in Animal Science and Agronomy in 1983. Mr. Kemp work in Agribusiness sales for Gold Kist out of Atlanta until he came home to farm until 1999. During that time, Mr. Kemp also earned a BA in Political Science and History at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. Mr Kemp went to work for Franklin County Schools as an Agriculture teacher in August of 1999. He earned his Master's Degree in Agriculture Education from North Carolina State University in 2003. Mr. Kemp earned his National Board Certification in Career & Technical Education in 2004 and recertified in 2013. Mr. Kemp coached golf at FHS from 2000 to 2005 and earning Conference Coach of the Year his last three years of coaching. Mr Kemp earned a Master's Degree in School Administration from North Carolina State University in 2011. Mr. Kemp also has served as Co-FFA Advisor during his 19 years of teaching, all at FHS.  Email Mr. Kemp

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Ag mechanics I
2nd Period, Ag Mechanics II
3rd Period, planning
4th Period, Ag Mechanics II

Ms. Lynna Ross (Paez)

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Ms. Lynna Ross (Paez)

Ms. Ross (Paez) moved to North Carolina from Georgia and started working in the Vance County Schools as a Lateral Entry Teacher. This is her first year here at Franklinton High teaching Business. She attended American Inter-Continental University and obtained her B.A. in Business Administration and Masters of Education Technology and Curriculum Design. She also attended NC State to complete all courses in the area of Business and Marketing required for Lateral Entry completion. She has taught K-12 with a background in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Email Ms. Ross (Paez)

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Principles of Business & Finance
2nd Period, Personal Finance
3rd Period, Planning
4th Period, Personal Finance

Mrs. Kaitlyn Trotter

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Mrs. Kaitlyn Trotter

Mrs. Trotter attended East Carolina University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. Upon graduation, she returned to her alma mater, Franklinton High School, as a Family and Consumer Sciences educator. Mrs. Trotter now teaches Introduction to Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts 1. Email Mrs. Trotter

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Introduction to Culinary Arts
2nd Period, Planning
3rd Period,  Introduction to Culinary Arts
4th Period, Introduction to Culinary Arts

Mr. Clarence Walker

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Mr. Clarence Walker

Mr. Walker, 1979 FHS graduate, is a life long resident of Franklin County and came to FHS as a Lateral Entry Teacher. He atttended St. Augustine’s College and completed his vocational teaching certification at Southwestern Community College. He completed his NCCER certification in 2009. Mr. Walker has coached several athletic teams for Franklin County for the last 37 years. Mr. Walker enjoys helping others and serving his community. He is the FHS SkillsUSA advisor. Email Mr. Walker

Spring 2020 Courses
1st Period, Masonry 1, Masonry 2, Masonry 3
2nd Period, Planning
3rd Period, Introduction to Construction
4th Period, Introduction to Construction