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2021 Heart & Luna-Soul

Teacher Appreciation Project


I am originally from Long Island, NY. I moved to NC in 2009. I earned my undergrad degree in Elementary Education from York College and my Master’s Degree from Western Maryland College. I have 2 amazing children, Brittany and my son Michael. I started my teaching career in 1995 as a first grade teacher but have also spent time in second, fourth grade, pre-k, and long term sub in fifth grade and AU pre-K. I have also worked in an intervention position, reading resource role, and teacher trainer. I currently work as a Developmental Therapist for developmentally delayed children ages 0-3 and tutor students of various grade levels.  I have enjoyed all of my teaching experiences for different reasons so it is difficult to choose which is my favorite, however I tend to gravitate to younger students. People are my passion and helping people in any way makes my heart happy and my life complete. 


Dawn Pappas

My name is Patience Adams and I am from Richmond, VA. I graduated from Chowan University with my Bachelors of Science Degree in 2015. I began my high school teaching career in December 2015 and for the past five years have been a business educator. This year, my sixth year as an educator, I’ve transitioned to the position of Special Populations Coordinator at Wakefield High School. I also have the privilege of being a track and volleyball coach at WHS. 

Patience Adams

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