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 22 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

 
 

Exceptional Children (4-5)

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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 is new to Franklin County Schools and is 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 third year serving the students of Franklin County Schools.  She graduated from Appalachian State University and has been a speech-language pathologist for sixteen 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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Instructional Coach

Ms. Jill Vorndran

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Ms. Jill Vorndran

Jill Vorndran is an Instructional Coach at Youngsville Elementary School in Franklin County.  She has lived in Franklin County and worked in the field of education for 26 years.   Most of that time has been spent either as an upper elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist, or her current position of Instructional Coach.  As an Instructional Coach, Jill works to support the teachers at her school and throughout the district, by mapping out the curriculum, providing teachers with resources and instructional strategies, helping teachers analyze student data and in delivering professional development.  Jill has been able to use her experience and success in the classroom to broaden her impact on student achievement by providing support to other teachers.  Jill likes to spend her free time in western North Carolina, hiking, skiing, and enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with her family.

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