Academically & Intellectually Gifted

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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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Ms. Bethany Martin

Hi, I’m Mrs. Martin! I am the Adapted Curriculum EC Teacher here at YES. This is my first year at YES and I’m very excited to get started! This is my 7th year of teaching. I have taught an Autism K-5 classroom and Adapted Curriculum K-3 Classroom. I graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. My husband and I moved to North Carolina in 2015 and we have recently moved to Franklin County! I have a son who will hopefully be a Jr. Jag one day! I Enjoy exercising and spending time with my family!

Exceptional Children (K-3)

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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 our entire life.

 

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Exceptional Children (4-5)

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Ms. Jessica Barr

Jessica Barr has been teaching for 7 years. This is her first year teaching at Youngsville Elementary. Ms. Barr just recently moved from Austin, Texas. She is originally from Durham, NC. She attended her undergrad at Elizabeth City State University. She began her career in Orange County, NC as an EC teacher and later transitioning to a 4th grade teacher. She later went back to school, she attended North Carolina Central University and received her masters in School Administration. She loves traveling, trying new places to eat, and hanging out with friends and family.

School Counselor

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Ms. Christa Cigna

 

Ms. Cigna is the School Counselor at Youngsville Elementary. She loves being a part of the YES family! Ms. Cigna grew up in 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 enjoys working with elementary students and supporting their academic, social-emotional, and career development. Ms. Cigna loves spending time at the beach, traveling, soccer, and trying new restaurants!

 

Speech

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Ms. Crystal Bright

Mrs.Bright is in her fifth year serving the students of Franklin County Schools.  She graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 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 live in Wake Forest and are the proud parents of two sweet daughters,three snuggly cats, and one adorable cocker-spaniel. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking her dog, traveling to state and national parks,  and hiking in the mountains of North Carolina. 

 

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ESL-English as a Second Language

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Ms. Heather Thrappas

Hello! My name is Heather Thrappas. I am the ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher here at YES. This is my second year teaching in Franklin County, but I have been teaching ESL for 4 years now. I graduated in 2018 with a B.S. degree in Cognitive Studies and a minor in speech and language disorders. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in TESOL. I am so happy to be a part of the Junior Jags team! 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 4 children, and our German Shepherd baby! We love camping, boating on the lake, and working on our historic home. I also serve on the county historic preservation commission. I love history and exploring!

Digital Literacy Coach

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M.ED Learning Design and Technology B.S Elementary Education

Ms. Michelle Moseley

Ms. Moseley is the Digital Literacy Coach here at Youngsville Elementary.  She received her Masters in Learning Design and Technology from NC State in the Spring of 2020.  Ms. Moseley also has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education that she recieved from Appalachian State in 2014.  She completed six years of teaching (3rd and 5th grades) and this will be her second year as a DLC.  

Outside of school Ms. Moseley enjoys kayaking, reading a good book in the sunshine, and travelling with her friends.   

Instructional Coach

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Ms. Tara Smith

Ms. Smith is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and has lived in Franklin County for the past 21 years. She taught 5th grade ELA/SS for 20 years at Youngsville Elementary School and is now in her second year as the Instructional Coach. She received her National Board Certification in Literacy in 2007 and renewed her National Boards in 2016.  Outside of school she loves to workout, read, explore the outdoors, and spend time with her friends & family, including her 2 dogs, Bug & Gracie.

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