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Jennifer Bassett

Jennifer Bassett
Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Bachelor's in Music Education, The Hartt School
Master's in Music Education, Northwestern University
Locations: Upper, Middle and Upper, Middle
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I have been teaching strings for 14 years, in both the private studio and public school settings. I believe that music education is a core part of a balanced school curriculum, and that even the youngest of musicians can play an instrument with artistry. When I am not teaching or conducting, I freelance as a cellist throughout the greater Charlotte area and spend time with my husband and children.

Jessica Biondo

Jessica Biondo
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with minors in Language Arts and History , Cornerstone University
Masters of Science in Teaching, Learning & Curriculum with a concentration in Global & International Education, Drexel University
Locations: Middle
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I am passionate about helping my students discover the world beyond our classroom and more about themselves in the process!

Mark Buda

Degrees: Bachelors in Education and Sociology, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
Bachelors in Physical Education, Winston Salem State University
Certifications: 6-9 Science, K-6 Education, K-12 Physical Education, K-12 Health Education
Locations: Middle
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I believe that all students want to learn and are capable of much more than they believe.  Through the relationships developed between the teachers, students, and parents we can assist all students to become successful now and in the future.  The students we teach today must be prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow.  I am honored to have the opportunity to be one of the influences toward making this a reality.

Susan Carr

Susan Carr
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Clemson University
Locations: Middle
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Middle School can be some of the hardest years a student will experience. I enjoy helping our students get through these years. A positive environment is so important and it is my goal to be a positive influence to our students. I am also a mom of two (almost grown) children. My oldest is in college and my youngest will graduate from high school this year! I will soon be an "empty nester" and am thankful to have the PLP middle school students to interact with.

Bryan Chappell

Bryan Chappell
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Cortland State University
Locations: Middle
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I am originally from Syracuse, New York (GO ORANGE!) and moved to NC a few weeks after graduating from college. I have taught in CMS and ISS before coming to Pine Lake, and love being part of the PRIDE! Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and rooting on my favorite sports teams.

Kelly Chappell

Kelly Chappell
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Grades Kindergarten - 9, with an English Concentration & Middle School Science 6-8, State University of New York at Oswego. 
Locations: Middle
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My personal philosophy is that every child should be given the opportunity for an amazing educational experience with teachers that are passionate about fostering a love for learning.

Brandon Combs

Brandon Combs
Degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, Appalachian State University
Locations: Upper, Middle and Upper, Middle, Upper and Middle
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I am a Boone, NC native and attended Appalachian State. I am primarily a clarinetist and woodwind specialist, but have passion for teaching all wind and percussion instruments.  This is my first year teaching at Pine Lake.  I live in the University area of Charlotte with my husband, Nathan, who is also a teacher, and our two dogs, Mia and Mollie.

 

Ivory Cutri

Ivory Cutri
Degrees: Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Special Education, State University of New York at Geneseo
Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Walden University
National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Mathematics
Locations: Middle
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"Math teaches us that there is every reason to believe every problem has a solution."

Gretchen DeRuyter

Gretchen DeRuyter
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts History and Minor in Political Science, State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Master of Science of Teaching, SUNY Plattsburgh
Locations: Middle
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If we are going to continue to learn and grow we will also continue to fail. This does not mean we are a failure, it just means we need to try again. Each experience teaches us something.

Jen Douglas

Jen Douglas
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English/Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Boston College
Master of Arts in Education, Simmons College
Locations: Middle
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Literature is life. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to examine the work of literary artists with young minds and distill meaning from text. Not to mention working with them to grow as writers, speakers, and human beings. We are all enhanced by deepening our understanding of ourselves and others.
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