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5th Grade Teachers

Ellen Adkins

Science

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Rachel Carroll

Ms. Carroll is from Biloxi, Mississippi.  She went to college at Mississippi State University where she gained he Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  In addition to Elementary Education, she is also certified in Language Arts and Social Studies.  She has taught VPK, kindergarten, second and third grade.

Math

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Kimberly Gerhardt

Mrs. Gerhardt grew up in sunny Southern California, where she attended and graduated from Eisenhower High School. Mrs. Gerhardt went on to receive her Bachelors of Arts degree from California Baptist University. Her love for learning and passion for teaching creates a classroom environment that inspires, motivates and encourages students.

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Michele Holder

Mrs. Holder lived in Alabama prior to moving to Florida in 2007.  She attended Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, Troy University Montgomery.  Her undergraduate degrees are in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and her master's degree is in Elementary Education.  In addition, she holds certification in Educational Leadership.

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Leslie MacPike

Mrs. Leslie MacPike grew up in Barstow, California. She graduated from Barstow High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of West Florida.

Social Studies & Language Arts

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Tonia Murray

Ms. Murray was originally from New Hampshire.  She is a graduate of Lebanon High School. Ms. Murray went on to receive a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Keene State College.

Science

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Kimberly Ruck

Mrs. Ruck was born in Chicago, Illinois but has lived most of her life in Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Richmond-Burton High School. Mrs. Ruck went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Wisconsin majoring in Education and Communication; she is certified to teach Elementary Education K-6 and Physical Education K-12. 

Math & Science

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Christine Solomon

Mrs. Solomon was born in Evanston, Illinois. She is a graduate of the John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.  Mrs. Solomon went on to receive a Master’s degree in Education from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. 

Math

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Emily Sullivan

Social Studies & Language Arts

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Brandy Wesson

Mrs. Wesson was born in Pensacola, FL but grew up in Miami, FL.  She is a graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School. Mrs. Wesson earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida International University and went on to earn a M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of West Florida.  

Language Arts

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