i! My name is now Mrs. Wilkinson (formerly Ms. Kelly) and I am your fifth grade science/social studies teacher! This is my third year teaching at Bangert, but my eleventh year teaching altogether.
I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in psychology. My teaching career began in the mountains-Asheville (2 years). I took a break from teaching, and worked in the restaurant business for a while. When I decided to get back in education, I found a job in Winston Salem, where I taught for 6 years. I moved to Pamlico County during the summer of 2014, and began my journey here at Bangert that Fall.
I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing and sports. I played soccer for 13 years, played rugby for 4 years, and I am an avid runner.
I was born in Asheville, and the majority of my family still resides in the mountains, more specifically, Black Mountain. I grew up in a military family, living on both the east and west coast. However, most of my life has been spent in my home state of North Carolina. I actually attended Arthur W. Edwards when it was West Havelock during my elementary years, before my dad received orders to California. I enjoy living back here on the coast, and thought it would be a great place to raise my children. Madelyn is 15 and Samuel is 10.
Welcome to 5th grade! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child and working together to help your child succeed! As parents and guardians, I understand that you are the most important teachers in your child’s life. It is with that understanding that I appreciate the role that you and I each play in the partnership to your child achieving the goals set forth for him or her. I would like to take this opportunity to give you a brief overview of me.
I earned my BS in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I have twenty five years of teaching experience in the Craven County Schools, twenty one of which have been at Bangert Elementary.
I will be teaching your child reading, writing, and language. It is my goal to instill a lifelong passion of reading and writing in all of my students. I have very high expectations of myself as a teacher as well as of my students and I have always found that to be a formula for success! I want this to be an enjoyable year for all of my students but also a productive, challenging and encouraging year.
Once again, welcome to 5th grade! I know that, together, we can make this a wonderful school year!
Welcome back to another great year at AHB! My name is Nicole Waters and I will be your 5th grade math teacher. I hope you have had a great summer of relaxation and are now ready for your last year of elementary school. Some of my fondest memories are from my 5th grade year in school. You are now the kings and queens of the castle! But keep in mind, to whom much is given, much is expected (I want you to remember that for later).
This will be my 7th school year teaching (5th year at Bangert), and my second year teaching 5th grade. The military has brought our family to New Bern and we have loved every minute of it. I am originally from Florida, where I attended the University of West Florida (go Argonauts!), receiving a bachelor's degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, as well as a master’s degree in Reading Education.
My teaching philosophy is to have high expectations for my students, encouraging them to become goal setters, independent learners, and productive members of society. I believe that reading is the stepping stone of knowledge and the gateway to opportunity. I also believe in having a team effort and fluid communication between parents, students, and the teacher. This will only make the learning experience better for our students.
Prepare to be inspired. Prepare to be challenged. And prepare for expansion - of your brain.
I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you!!