Math Teacher

Ms. Erica Alston

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Ms. Erica Alston

English Language Arts Teacher

Ms. Toshia Manning

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Ms. Toshia Manning

Ms. Manning has been teaching for 14 years. She loves teaching and she loves her students.
 
Although born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was raised twenty minutes away in the small town of Pinetops, North Carolina. 
 
She is a graduate of both Winston-Salem State University (in Winston-Salem, NC) and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. After graduation, she experienced a career in video production, but the love of teaching overpowered it all. 
 
Before coming to Cedar Creek Middle, she taught 7th grade ELA for five years at West Edgecombe Middle School in Rocky Mount. Initially, her teaching career began at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, seven years before teaching at WEMS.
 
In 2014, she became a Digital Certified Trainer in Edgecombe County Public Schools, and completed digital certification with Franklin County Schools in 2017.  She has received the nominations of Teacher of the Year for both West Edgecombe Middle (2012-2013) and Cedar Creek Middle School (2017-2018). Serving as a member of the School Improvement Team, she has also served as the Grade Chair for the seventh grade team during her entire time at WEMS. Currently, she is the Grade Chair for the seventh grade team here at CCMS.
 
Teaching is a positive addition to the 'cycle' of my life. My home team cheer squad consists of my husband, a music teacher and Varsity basketball coach, and my daughter, a freshman at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. 
 
I am planning to consume all that education has to offer so that I may in turn grow it within my students. It's splendid to know that I am planting seeds for our world's tomorrow.
 
 

 

Social Studies Teacher

Ms. Nicole Hartsoe

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Ms. Nicole Hartsoe

Ms. Hartsoe graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education and a Minor in art. She is certified to teach grades 6-9 and highly qualified in Social Studies and English Language Arts.

In her free time, she enjoys painting, working in her garden, and taking her dog, Dali, for long walks.

 

English Language Arts Teacher

Mrs. Lyndsey Lopez

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Mrs. Lyndsey Lopez

Mrs. Lopez is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.S.E. in Secondary English Education. She is certified to teach English in grades 5-12 and is excited to be a part of the Cedar Creek Middle School team! 

Science Teacher

Ms. Rachel Taulbee

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Ms. Rachel Taulbee

In 2015, Ms. Taulbee graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She is certified to teach grades 6-9 in Science and English Language Arts and is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.

She began working at Cedar Creek in August 2016 after relocating from Georgia and has enjoyed every minute! She feels blessed to be a part of the CCMS family and Franklin County Schools. She is the 7th Grade PTA Representative, Assistant Softball Coach, and a member of the CCMS Relay for Life team. She also sponsors the Cedar Creek Robotics Club after school.

Her students are her passion. She believes that every child is just one caring adult away from being a success story. Science is one of those subjects many find intimidating; her goal is to inspire and engage students so they feel like science is fun and something they CAN find success in.

 

Science Teacher

Ms. Lisa Smith

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Ms. Lisa Smith

Math Teacher

Ms. Natalie Matthews

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Ms. Natalie Matthews