Mrs. Melissa Anders

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Mrs. Melissa Anders

Mrs. Anders has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2008, starting in a daycare setting. She understands the importance of preparing young children for Kindergarten and beyond which is why she has chosen to work with Pre Kindergarten students. She believes in a positive behavior support approach and letting the student interests drive her lesson planning. She has been teaching Pre K at Edward Best since 2016 and has found the school to be a welcoming and supportive environment as she continues to grow as an Early Childhood Educator.

Ms. Karen Gardner

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Ms. Karen Gardner

Ms. Karen Gardner grew up in Burlington, NC and graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design. After working and living in Raleigh for several years, she went back to Meredith College to complete her education degree for K-6. She has been at Edward Best Elementary for 18 years and has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade.

Mrs. Mary Murphy

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Mrs. Mary Murphy

Mrs. Murphy has been teaching for 22 years at Edward Best Elementary. She graduated from UNCW with a BA in elementary education. She loves going to the beach and spending time with her three boys. She enjoys outdoor activities such as baseball, swimming and jogging.

Ms. Adriane Shimfessel

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Ms. Adriane Shimfessel

This is Ms. Shimfessel's first year at Edward Best.

Ms. Brittany Williams

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Ms. Brittany Williams

This is Ms. Williams' first year teaching kindergarten at EBES.

Ms. Juanita Williams

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Ms. Juanita Williams

Miss Juanita Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 18 years.