Academically & Intellectually Gifted

Ms. Alexis Cheatham

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Ms. Alexis Cheatham

Ms. Alexis Baskerville-Cheatham is a native of Henderson, NC. She has been in education for over 23 years as a classroom teacher and instructional support teacher.  She is a wife and mother to two boys.

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Exceptional Children (K-3)

Ms. Katie Green

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Ms. Katie Green

 
Katie Green is one of the teachers for Exceptionally AWESOME Children at Youngsville Elementary. Mrs. Green graduated from Appalachian State University in December 2016 and begin teaching 2 days later in Newton Conover City Schools in Catawba County. She and her husband moved from Lincoln County, NC to Wake Forest in August 2018 and began teaching at YES shortly after. Mrs. Green is so excited to be back at YES this year and working with all of her amazing students and awesome staff!!
 

Exceptional Children (4-5)

Ms. Marsha Timberlake

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Ms. Marsha Timberlake

My name is Marsha Timberlake.  I retired from Youngsville Elementary School with 31 years of teaching in 2008.  I continued teaching as a long term substitute in Franklin County.  Then I decided I wanted to continue teaching so I came out of retirement and taught at Jones Dairy Elementary for four years.  Now I am back at Youngsville in the EC Department.  As you can tell teaching is in my heart!

I graduated from Atlantic Christian College with a BS Degree in Education, East Carolina University with a MaEd Degree, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher.  I am also certified to teach EC.

I am married to David Timberlake and have one son.  We are from Youngsville and have lived here out entire life.

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Guidance Counselor

Ms. Christa Cigna

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Ms. Christa Cigna

Ms. Cigna is the School Counselor at Youngsville Elementary. She thrilled be a part of the YES team! Ms. Cigna grew up near Princeton, New Jersey before relocating to Canton, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she received Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Human Development & Family Science. Ms. Cigna completed her Masters of Counseling and Educational Specialist degrees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

 
Ms. Cigna loves working with elementary students and supporting their academic, social-emotional, and career development. Ms. Cigna enjoys trying new restaurants, exercising, and traveling!
 

Speech

Ms. Crystal Bright

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Ms. Crystal Bright

Crystal Bright is in her fourth year serving the students of Franklin County Schools.  She graduated from Appalachian State University and has been a speech-language pathologist for seventeen years in the North Carolina Public Schools. She feels fortunate to work at this incredible school and to be a part of the Youngsville Elementary family!

Mrs. Bright and her husband are the proud parents of two sweet daughters, two fluffy orange cats,  and one adorable cocker-spaniel. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking her dog, and hiking in the mountains of North Carolina.  

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Digital Literacy Coach

Ms. Leslie Pope

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Ms. Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope is thrilled to be your Digital Literacy Coach in the Learning Commons this year! She has been in education for 20 years now but did take a five-year break to stay at home with her eleven-year-old triplets. She has previously taught grades K-5, with the majority of her experience teaching fourth grade. Leslie has also been an Instructional Coach and STEM Specialist for the last three years. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from UNC Wilmington and is certified to teach K-6 Elementary Education, K-12 Academically Gifted, K-12 Reading, K-12 General Curriculum/Special Education, and K-12 Media. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Appalachian State University. In her spare time, Leslie loves to read, travel, go to the beach, rescue pugs, and spend time with her husband and trio. 

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