Hello, I am Sadiya Strong. A graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. I am originally from Oxford, North Carolina. I believe the best thing about teaching is learning. I can’t wait to meet my students and those working alongside me. Go Gators !!
I am Joy Watson and I am excited to meet and work with students and staff at Gillespie Park as an EC Teacher. I have two grown daughters Ivy and Ellie, who live in Oregon and West Virginia. I have moved 25 times, lived in three countries and five US states. I love live music and enjoy gardening, baking, cooking, reading books, knitting, and DIY home projects. I have lived in Greensboro for 10 years and graduated from Greensboro College Suma Cume Laude. Previously, I was at Andrews in High Point for five years. Prior to that, I worked at Grimsley for four years and prior to that, I worked at Sechrist elementary school in Flagstaff Arizona and Pine Forest Walforf Charter school. I am also a certified Master Gardener and a licensed NC Real Estate Broker / Realtor for Coldwell Banker.
Hello!My name is Leatrecia Kinsey but I prefer to be called Renae.I am from a small town in Eastern NC.I am the mother of one.She is 11 years old and her name is Alyssa.I am returning to Greensboro, and very excited about my journey.I went to college at NC A&T SU in the fall of 1999 and lived in this beautiful city for about 10 years.I moved back home in 2009.In my spare time, I enjoy trying new recipes, reading, singing, playing video and board/card games with my daughter.
I am going into my third year of teaching as an Exceptional Children’s Resource teacher and love it.This by far has been the most rewarding career path that I have ever chosen.Prior to teaching I worked for the Department of Social Services and wore many hats from secretary to child protective services worker, although rewarding it was very stressful!
I look forward to meeting and working with each of you!I am so thankful and grateful to be a part of the Gillespie Park Family!Go Gators!!!