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Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 377
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LC: Southeast
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Spotlight Staff Member of the Week

​​​​​​​​​​​​spotlight.pngEach week a staff member will be "SPOTLIGHTED" ​for their contributions to the East Meck students, parents, and our community.​

Weekly Spotlight Staff Member:​

2018  - 2019

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Joel Edde is our Soptligjht Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Edde is from Denver, Colorado. He attended UNCW for his undergrad and Winthrop for his Masters in English. He has taught for 16 years and he has been an Admin for 2 years. Mr. Edde enjoys going to the beach, golfing, fishing, reading, being outside and watching his girls grow up and seeing them smile and laugh.



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Chris Kuhn is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Kuhn is from Charlotte, NC. He attended UNCC where he majored in Multiple things and ended with History. This is his 8th year of teaching. He currently teaches Science at East. Mr. Kuhn enjoys Basketball, reading, training and bothering Ms. Dean. :)





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Lillian Gregory is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Gregory is from Charlotte, NC. She attended Winston Salem State where she majored in English. She has been teaching for 7 years. She currently teaches English at East. Ms. Gregory enjoys yoga, traveling, going to concerts, dancing and strength training.




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Ning Chen is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week.  Ms. Chen is from Anhui, China. She attended West Virginia University where she majored in Technology Ed. She has been teaching for 19 years, 9 years in China and 10 years in the United States. She currently teaches Chinese at East. Ms. Chen enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.




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Robert Forshee is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Forshee is from Canisteo, NY. Heattended SUNY Cortland where he majored in Science.He has been teaching for 15 years. He is our HeadFootball Coach at East and PE teacher. Mr. Forshee enjoys spending his free time engaged in outdoor activities with his family.




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Justine Busto is our Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Busto is from Charlotte, NC. She attended Emory University in Atlanta where she received her BA and MA in English. She also attended Seattle University where she received her TESL certificate. She has been teaching for 24 years. She currently teaches English to speakers of other languages. Ms. Busto enjoys yoga, swimming, cooking, reading, traveling and animals, especially dogs.




2017-2018


Matt Owens
is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week.  Mr. Owen is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina where he majored in Art with concentration in metal design. He has been teaching for 11 years. He currently teaches art as East. Mr. Owen enjoys building, tinkering, pulling things apart that he probably shouldn’t. He also enjoys the outdoors, camping and making a mess with his 2 year old.



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Bentley Rose is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Rose is from Jacksonville, North Carolina. She attended UNCW where she majored in Middle grades education. She has been teaching for 13 years. She currently teaches Math. Ms. Rose enjoys camping, reading and watching her kids play soccer.



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Major Dexter Cox is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Major Cox is from Sanford, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Charlotte and University of

Arkansas where he earned a BA in Business and a Masters in Operational Science. He has been teaching for 6 and a half years. He currently oversees the Air Force JROTC here at East. Major Cox enjoys talking walks with his wife and dog, listening to 80’s music, vacationing, volunteering in the community and all things JROTC.



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Andrew Uglehus is our Spotlight Staff member of the week. Mr. Uglehus is from Cleethorpes, England: Holiday Resort on East coast of Humberside County. He attended Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC where he majored in Physical Education, French and a minor in Biology. He has been teaching for 16 years. He currently teaches French Language at East. Mr. Uglehus enjoys coaching soccer, traveling, House Music, family and Church




Anisha Barksdale is our Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Barksdale is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She attended UNC-Greensboro, where shemajored in History. She has been teaching for 7 years. She currently teaches EC General curriculum at East. Ms. Barksdale likes shopping, spending time with family, traveling, church and sports. She can be found in Room 106.



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Taren Clemons
is our Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Clemons is from Austin, Texas. She attended The University of North Texas where she majored in Kinesiology and Political Science. She has been teaching for 16 years. She currently teaches Health and PE at East. Ms. Clemons enjoys traveling, any outdoor sport, photography and spending time with her family. She can be found in M284 or the Gym.



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Robin Cluse is our Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Cluse is from Chittenango, New York (outside of Syracuse). She attended Hobart and William Smith College and University of South Carolina where she majored in Psychology, Dance, Education, M.E.D Student Personnel Service and Administration. She Currently teaches Marketing at East. This is her 1st year teaching at East. Ms. Cluse enjoys raising 2 awesome kiddos, traveling, singing in the car, watching Syracuse basketball, fixing up my house and anything that involves brunch. She can be found in RM 5310

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Clint Koppe is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Koppe is from Lake Jackson, Texas. He attended the University of Texas where he majored in Mathematics. He has been teaching for 19 years, 18 of those years are here at East. He has taught all Math classes. Mr. Koppe loves Hunting, Fishing and loving everyday. He can be found in room 408.



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Allan Chandler is our Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Chandler is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Vanderbilt University where he majored in Communications. He has been teaching for 17 years. He currently teaches Math at East. Mr. Chandler enjoys golf, Star Wars, basketball, reading and spending time with his family. He can be found in Rm 402



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Colton Bradley is our Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Bradley is from Mooresville, North Carolina. He attended NC State where he majored in Physics and Applied Math. He has teaching for 1 year. He currently teaches Math II and Math III at East. Mr. Bradley is a freelance photographer (contact him if you need photos!). He is also a student pilot. He enjoys photography, reading, traveling and practicing languages. ( He speaks portuguese, a little bit of Arabic and he is currently learning French). He can be found in room 401.


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Rachel Wagner is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Wagner is from Hale, Michigan. She attended East Tennessee State University where she majored in Business. She also attended UNCC where she received her masters in Math-Secondary ED. She has been teaching for 1 year. She currently teaches Math 2 and Math 3 at East. Ms. Wagner enjoys making crafts, coaching volleyball, spending time with her husband and two cats. She also enjoys taking day trips to the mountains. She can be found in RM 627.


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Michael Schultz is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Schultz is from Schenectady, New York. He attended Fordham University where he majored inHistory and Political Science. He also attended Duquesne University where he received his Masters in Education. He has been teaching for 6 years. He currently teaches AP Us History and World History at East. Mr. Schultz likes to travel as much as possible, visit historical sites, loves taking pictures and making his wife endure movies. He can be found in M444.


Karina Vasquez.jpgKarina Vasquez is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Vazquez is from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. She attended Escuela Normal de Sinaloa,where she majored in High School Education. She has been teaching for 16 years. She has taught 9 years of Spanish to native speakers in Mexico. She currently teaches Spanish I to V IB at East. Ms. Vazquez loves reading Latin American Fiction, spending time with her 4 year old and husband, yard sales, visiting family in Mexico, North Carolina mountains, shopping, make-up and going out with friends. She can be found in the new 500 Bldg. Rm 5206.


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Lorraine Graves
is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Graves is from Florence, South Carolina. She attended SC State University where she majored in Mathematics. SHE HAS BEEN AT EAST MECK FOR 34 YEARS!!!!! She currently teaches Math 3 and IB Math Studies 1. Ms. Graves loves to read books by James Patterson and John Grisham. Love to sing and lead Bible study. Love to vacation in Florida with my family.



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Kristen McGuirk
is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. McGuirk is from Monroeville, New Jersey. She attended Westchester University of PAwhere she received a Bachelor in Music and Winthrop University where she received her Masters in Educational Leadership. She has taught for 7 years in K-8 Elementary Music / MS Choir. This s her first year at East as a Testing Coordinator. She is an Eagles fan and is very happy they won the Super Bowl. Ms. McGuirk enjoys cooking new recipes, playing the saxophone, spending time with her husband, kids (Connor who is 12 and Kaylee who is 8) and her puppy Lanie.


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Chief Terry McCabe
is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Chief McCabe is from Havelock, North Carolina. He attended University of Mount Olive where he majored in Business Management. He has been teaching for 5 years. Chief currently teaches JROTC at East. Chief enjoys watching all sports and running Marathons. You can find him in the new building in room 5104.



Jeremy Grube.jpgJeremy Grube is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Grube is from Rochester, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University, he attended Phoenix, CPCC, Indiana University and Suny Plattsburgh. He majored in Exercise Science and Physiology. He has been at East for 13 years in various positions. He currently teaches Chemistry at East. Mr. Grube likes cooking especially smoking meat, entertaining, playing tech games, likes theoretical chemistry/physics, particle-physics and long walks on the beach. You can find Mr. Grube in room 703.


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Jerrodd Fant is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Fant is from Thomasville, North Carolina. He attended UNCC and Pfeiffer University where he majored in Business Management/MBA. He has been teaching for 14 years. He currently teaches CTE at East and is one of our basketball coaches. Mr. Fant enjoys coaching basketball.



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Isiah Williams is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Isiah Williams is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Winston Salem State where he majored in MIS. He has been teaching for 9 years. He currently teaches IED at East. Mr. Williams enjoys traveling, sports and family. You can find him in RM 702.



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Trye Green is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Green is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended UNC where he majored in Psychology. He has been teaching for 16 years. He currently teaches EC Math at East. Mr. Green enjoys camping, grilling, gardening, home brewing and going to church. You can find him in RM 628.



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Jessie Poole is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Month. Ms. Poole is from Sparta, North Carolina. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she majored in Biology. She has been teaching for 5 years. She currently teaches Biology at East. Ms. Poole enjoys watching college basketball, cooking and traveling.You can find her in RM 710.



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Bryce Edwards is our Spotlight Staff member of the Week. Mr. Edwards is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he majored in Biology. This is his first year teaching, he currently teaches Biology at East. Mr. Edwards enjoys Theatre/Dramatic Art, video and tabletop gaming, Sci-fi and nerd culture. You can find him in RM 709.



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Shannon Woodson is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Woodson is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she majored in Radiologic Science. She has been teaching for 5 years. She currently teaches science at East. Ms. Woodson enjoys serving at church, cross stitching and watching dramatic TV shows. You can find her in RM 636.


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Irving Hunter is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Hunter was born in Queens, New York but was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Charlotte, where he majored in History and Math. He has been teaching for 9 years. He currently teaches Math at East. Mr. Hunter enjoys coaching and poetry. You can find him in RM 301.



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Bill Allen is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Allen is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill where he majored in Journalism. Mr. Allen has been teaching for 15 years. He currently teaches Theory of Knowledge (IB) and Newpaper at East. He is a former Spanish teacher at East as well. Mr. Allen enjoys going to fairs and festivals, writing, salsa dancing, juggling, learning other languages and singing. You can find him in RM 113.


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Christiana Jackson is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Jackson is from Waldorf, Maryland. She attended Temple University where she majored in Political Science. She currently teaches English III at East. Ms. Jackson has been teaching for 5 years now. She enjoys cooking, drawing, writing poetry, binge watching shows with her husband and spending time with her friends. You can find her in RM 304.



 Amy Castle.jpgAmy Castle is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Castle is from Columbus, Ohio. She attended Marietta College where she majored in English. She has been teaching for one year. Ms. Castle currently teaches English II at East. She enjoys anything dealing with athletics from watching sports in person or on TV to playing sports, reading, spending time laughing with loved ones.You can find her in RM 315.




David Cioch.jpgDavid Cioch is our Spotlight Staff Memeber of the Week. Mr. Cioch is from Ludlow Massachusetts. He attended University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he majored in Criminal Justice. He has been teaching for 6 years. He is currently in the EC Dept. where he works with AU students. Mr. Cioch enjoys exercising, cooking, reading and spending time with his family. You can find him in RM 111.




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Amanda Vaughen is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Anderson is from Ripley, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State University where she earned a BS in Secondary Mathematics and an MS in Instructional Technology. She has been teaching for 19 years. She currently teaches Math 2, Math 3 and SREB at East. Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time with her 2 boys on the baseball field, doing anything outdoors, photography and is involved in her church women’s group. You can find him in RM 402.


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Craig Barone is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Barone is from Fredonia, New York. He attended University of Buffalo where he majored in History. He has been teaching for 20 years and all of those years have been at East Meck! He currently teaches American History I and II as well as IB History of Americas. Mr. Barone enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, going to his children’s sporting events and playing golf. You can find him in RM 633.


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Chris Lubicich is our Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Lubicich is from Massapequa Park, Long Island. He attended S.U.N.Y Cortland where he majored in sociology and psychology. He has been teaching for 6 years. Mr. Lubicich currently teaches EC/OCS at East. He enjoys doing outdoor activities, watching the NY Giants, NY Islanders, NY Yankees and NY Knicks. This man knows his sport teams! :) He also likes to play golf as well as relaxing with his wife and puppy. You can find him in RM 109.


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Andrew Mullen is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Mullen is from Asheboro. He went to App State where he majored in Spanish-Ed. He has been teaching for less than 1 year. He currently teaches Spanish at East. Mr. Mullen enjoys powering through long movie series or tv series, grilling and anything outdoors. You can find him in M280.



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Ann Marie Peterlin is our Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Peterlin is from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She attended Brigham Young University where she majored in German and History. She has been teaching for 25 years. Ms. Peterlin currently teaches German at East. She enjoys rugby, archery, black powder shooting, reading, traveling, girl scouts and 5K runs. You can find her in M280.


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Brian Zurhellen is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Zurhellen was born in Farmington, New Mexico but grew up in Placentia California. He attended Dartmouth College where he majored in Classical Studies. He has been teaching for 13 years. Mr. Zurhellen currently teaches English and coaches baseball at East. He enjoys playing baseball, doing logic puzzles, exercising, going to the whitewater center, reading the news as well as relaxing with friends and family. You can find him in Rm 303.


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Richard Bohan is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Bohan is from Rohnert Park, California. He attended San Diego State University where hemajored in Physical Education and Spanish. He has taught ESL and Geography. Mr. Bohan has been teaching for 3 years. He currently teaches Spanish at East. Mr. Bohan enjoys cooking for others, road trips and playing ice hockey, you can find him at M551.



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Debbie Taylor is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Debbie Taylor is from Madison, Wisconsin. She attended UW System where she majored in Special Ed and Reading. She has been teaching for 33 years. Ms. Taylor currently teaches EC at East. She loves to do crossword puzzles, read and spend time with her grandbabies. She is a wonderful person, loves life and definitely loves her kids (students). If you want to stop by and see her in action, you can find her in Room 110.



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Rochcelle McCormick is our Staff Member of the Week,. Ms. McCormick is from Chicago, Illinois. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Social Work. She likes to workout, enjoys cooking, drinking gourmet coffee daily as well as chauffeuring her daughter Iyanna everywhere!​





2016-2017

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Tim Long is our Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Long is from Anderson, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University, where he majored in Marketing. He has been teaching for 10 years. He currently teaches Sports Marketing and Marketing at East. Mr. Long loves spending time with his family (wife and 5 kids combined) and attending church. He also likes to watch all Clemson sports, coaching soccer and running​




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Stacey Jarvis is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week.Ms. Jarvis is from Rogers, Arkansas. She attended UNC Wilmington where she majored in History. He has been teaching for 17 years. She currently teaches Social Studies. Ms. Jarvis likes to shop, binge watch tv, spend time with friends and family as well as read books.​



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Mr. William Dullin is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Dulin is from Clover, South Carolina. He attended Johnson C. Smith University where he majored in Physical Education. He has been teaching Physical Education for 35 years. Mr. Dulin loves to travel, listen to Old School R&B music and going to sporting events.​




 Heather Hays.jpgHeather Hays is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Hays is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Case Western Reserve University where she majored in Chemistry and Psychology. She also attended California University of Pennsylvania where she did her MA teaching. She has been teaching for 12 years and all of those years were here at East. She taught Chemistry and is now our IB Coordinator. Ms. Hays loves to Read, Paint and loves being an auntie. She also makes yummy chocolate treats!




 Dr. Susie Austin.jpgDr. Susie Austin is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Dr. Austin is from Albemarle, North Carolina. She attended Wingate and UNCC where she majored in Human Services, Instructional Systems Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, School Administration. She received her doctorates in Educational Leadership. Dr. Austin currently teaches Instructional Technology and has been for 21 years. She is our computer/technology guru here at East. Dr. Austin loves going to the beach with her family, spending time with her grands, traveling, making music videos for church and singing.​​



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Janae Aiken is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Aiken is from San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she majored English Education and History. This is her first year teaching English at East. Ms. Aiken likes to play soccer, working at Starbucks, listening to music and working out.​



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Karla Berrio is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Karla Berrios is from Coral Springs, Florida. She attended the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she majored in History and Second Education. This is her first teaching job here at East, where she currently teaches Social Studies. Ms. Berrios ikes to watch Netflix, play ultimate Frisbee as well as spending time with family, her boyfriend and her cat.​




 May Winiarski.jpgMay Winiarski is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Winiarski is from Charlotte and Cullowhee, North Carolina. She attended UNC-Charlotte, Western Carolina, Georgia State and University of Albany where she majored in Computer Science, Accounting, Interior Design, Art Education and Painting. She has been teaching for 21 years in Visual Arts, IB, AP, AP Art History and Art Appreciation. Ms. Winiarski enjoys Art, Traveling, Hiking, Gardening, Home Renovation and Yoga. She says that she is a Foodie, she loves to Cook and is almost a Vegan. She also loves spending time with my twin daughters (class of 2005) and eating at great restaurants in Charlotte and NYC.



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Dale Richardson is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mrs. Richardson is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended UNCG where she majored in Home Economics Education. She has been teaching for 28 years in Culinary Arts. Mrs. Richardson loves road trips, daytrips and shopping. She also enjoys spending time with riends and family, trying new restaurants and learning new things.



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Sergeant Ronald Waller is our Spotlight Stafff Member of the Week. Sergeant Waller is from Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Northeastern University, where he majored in M.S. Global Studies and Internal Affairs. He currently teaches JROTC at East. He has been teaching for 12 years. Sergeant Waller is currently attending FBI citizens academy. He likes to landscape his yard and study God’s word.​



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Sarah Hanson is our Spotlight Staff Memeber of the Week. Mrs. Hanson is from Mint Hill, North Carolina. She attended UNCG and UNCC where she majored in Special Education. She has been at East for 19 years, where she teaches special education. Mrs. Hanson loves spending time with her children and animals. She also loves going to the mountains​



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Amanda Turner is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mrs. Turner is from Herndon, Virginia. She attended UNC-Greensboro, where she majored in Music. She has been teaching for 18 years. She currently is shared between East Meck and Audrey Kell where she teaches Orchestra. Mrs. Turner loves to spend time with her family and watching the Panthers play. She also loves music, performing and being an orchestra teacher.​


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Audrey Dorante is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Dorante is from Yonkers, NY. She attended State University of NY at Albany, where she majored in in History. She has been teaching for 9 years now. She currently teaches World History, Civics, Economics and American History here at East. Ms. Dorante enjoys working out, hiking, cooking and playing with her dog.




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Vince Moore is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mr. Moore (he likes to be called Coach Moore) is from Baltimore, Maryland. He went to Ashford University and Bridgewater College where he majored in Info. Sys. Mgmt and received a Masters of Art in teaching. He has been teaching for 4 years. At East, he teaches Foundation of I.T and Principle of Business. Coach Moore enjoys being a coach/trainer in basketball, he likes to play golf, spending time with his wife and kids, watching basketball, playing card games and working on home improvements.​


Tracey Petree is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Ms. Petree is from Charlotte. She attended UNC-Wilmington where she majored in English Lit. She has been teaching for 21 years. She currently teaches English at East Meck. Ms. Petree enjoys mountain biking, trail running, hiking, solving crosswords puzzles and reading.​



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Perry Carlos is our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Perry is from Charlotte, NC. He is also a graduate of East Meck HS. He went to NC State, where he majored in Chemical Engineering. He has been teaching for 1 year. He enjoys reading, cooking, and History.​










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Marsha Chumas is the Spotlight Staff Member of the Week. Mrs.Chumas is from Charlotte, the Matthews area. Her family has EAGLE Pride. Shegraduated from East Meck in ‘84. Her husband and her 3 kids all graduated from East Meck aswell. Ms. Chumas went to UNCC where she majored in Math. She has taught Math for 28years. Ms. Chumas doesn’t get much time to do any hobbies but when she does get time, it isspent with her grandson.​​



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Douglas Saul is the Spotlight Staff Memeber of the week. Doug is from Dallas, TX but he moved a lot. He attended Texas Tech University and the University of Florida where he majored in Biochemistry (BS) and Pharmacy (MS). He has beenteaching for 1 year. He currently teaches Honors Principles of Biomedical Science. Douglasenjoys making things (usually with wood), Houses/construction, church, movies, traveling, rockclimbing (he doesn’t go often, but when he does it's always a blast!), hiking, and trying new things.​



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Shon Kendall is the spotlight staff member of the week. Shon is from San Jose California. He went to San Jose State University where he majored in Clinical Psychology. He teaches Health and PE. He has 8 years of teaching experience. Shon likes to coach football, fish and play golf.​



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Shanda Hannan is the spotlight staff member of the week. Shanda is from Litchfield, Minnesota. She attended Concordia College and Hamline University where she majored in MAT ESL. She has a BA in Psych and Spanish. She teaches ESL here at East Meck. She has been teaching for 9 years now. Shanda hobbies/interests are acting, singing, running, reading, traveling, spending time with her daughter and boyfriend.​




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Donny Wisor is Staff Member of the Week. Donny is from Old Fort, NC. He attended Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte, where he majored in Journalism and Special Education. He teaches students with Autism. He has been teaching for 6 years.. He likes to go camping with his family, read, technology, workout as well as teach gun safety.​





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Rachel Servia is our Staff Spotlight of the Week! This is her first year at East Mecklenburg. Rachel is from Raleigh, NC and has been teaching Math for 23 years. This year, she is teaching AFM, Math 2, and Math 3. Rachel attended UNC Greensboro for her undergraduate work in mathematics and attended East Carolina University where she received her Masters in Accounting. Rachel’s interests/hobbies include traveling around the country and abroad, and spending time with her family and friends.​



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Chris Moreau is our Staff Memeber of the Week. He is from our home town Charlotte, NC and attended Indiana University where he majored in Music Education. He is our new Band Director this year and currently in his tenth year of teaching. Chris interest and hobbies include spending time with his family, his cats, and watching his favorite TV shows.​



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Ben Dusek is our Staff Spotlught of the Week. He teaches Multi-Media Web Design Teacher. Ben is from Miami, Florida where he attended Florida State University majoring in Sports Management. He has been teaching three years and this is his first year at East. For the month of September, Ben was one of our Staff Member's of the Month. Ben's hobbies/interest are spending time with his wife Kelly and dog Lulu, watching sports, and eating good food. He is currently going back to school studying to be an Instructional Technology Facilitator. ​

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Abby Grube is our Staff Spotlight of the Week! She is from Michigan and attended Central Michigan University double majoring in German and English. Ms. Grube also attended Johanne Gutenberg Universitat in Mainz, Germany. She has been teaching for ten years and is currently teaching German and English. Ms. Grube's interest/hobbies include spending time with friends and family, reading, walking, and chasing her toddler around! She is married to Jeremy Grube, Chemistry teacher at East Mecklenburg. ​



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Kristopher Majak is our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week. He is from Watertown, NY. Kristopher attended Wake Forest University where he received a B.A. in Communications. He then attended UNCC earning a Masters in English/Education. Kristopher has been teaching for eleven years  and currently is in his first year at East Mecklenburg. His interest/hobbies include spending time with family, traveling, cooking, watching sports, and reading. Please let Kristopher know how much we appreciate him and his passion for teaching. ​



Rachel Sawyer is our Spot Light staff member of the week. She is from Charlotte, NC and a proud East Mecklenburg graduate, Class of 2007. Rachel attended UNC Wilmington where she majored in Math Education. She has been at East for four years and currently teaches AP Statistics, Math 2, and IB Math Studies. Rachel interests/hobbies include being a die hard Carolina Panther's fan, spending time outdoors, spending time with family and watching football. Rachel has two dogs, Brutus and Mo. Mo is a therapy dog and on Saturdays goes to the library for the "Paws to Read" program to help kids gain confidence in reading. She has been married for four years to Tim Sawyer,  who is an East Meck graduate, Class of 2007​

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 Ashanti Manier who is our Staff Spotlight of the Week. Ashanti has been in teaching for four years and a teacher at East the last two. She is from Detroit, MI where she attended Eastern Michigan University majoring in Biology. Ashanti is one of our science teachers and also is working with our Academy of Engineering this year. Her hobbies/interest include spending time with her family, staying healthy, and getting involved in her culture and community. 


2015/16 

David Levesque.jpgDavid Levesque our Spotlight Staff Member of the Week! He is from Salem, Massachusetts. David attended ATT Technical, majoring in Automotive. He has been in teaching for fifteen years and has been teaching Automotive at East Mecklenburg for years. David's interest/hobbies are playing golf, fishing, and automotive repair. We are proud to him someone of his caliber teaching our students every day! ​





Eric Scuitto.JPGEric Scuitto, our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week. Eric’s hometown is Saugerties, NY. He attended Cortland State where he majored in Physical Education. Eric has been teaching for six years and this is his first year at East serving as our Strength and Conditioning teacher/coach. His interests/hobbies include fly fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and traveling. 




Pat Alfarone.jpg​​Dr. Pat Alfarone our Staff Member Spotlight of the Month! He is from Plainedge-Long Island, New York. He attended Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he received a Doctors of Chiropractic. He also attended Mount Saint Mary's College where he received his Masters in Education. Dr. Alfarone has been at East Mecklenburg for three years teaching PLTW Biomedical Science. His interests/hobbies include soccer, surfing, and sleeping, but mostly just enjoy being a dad! ​



Rebecca Lintz.jpgRebecca Lintz our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week! She is from Zanesville, Ohio. Rebecca attended Loyola University majoring in English and Women Studies Chicago and Musklingum University where she earned her masters in teaching. Rebecca has been teaching ESL at East Mecklenburg for four years. Her interest/hobbies are reading (she is a member of a book club), playing with animals (her two cats), running, and spending time with friends and family, especially her two year old nephew. When you see Rebecca please let her know how proud we are to her on our staff.



Jonathan Janus.jpgJonathan Janus who was selected as our Staff Member of the Week! Jonathan is from Charleston, SC and earned a degree from Columbia International University in Humanities. He has been teaching English at East Meck for four years and has become actively involved our Global Immersion Journey. His most recent accomplishment was taking a group of students to Costa Rica over spring break. Jonathan's interest/hobbies include traveling, tennis, and running. Tell Jonathan how much you appreciate him! 


Sandy Rinehardt.jpegSandy Rhinehart for being selected as our Staff Member of the Week. She is from Bemus Point, NY and attended SUNY at Brockport and Edinboro University where she earned degrees in Nursing and a Masters in School Counseling. With 30 years of experience, Sandy now serves as our Career Coordinator helping East students learn more about their career interest and acquire internships. Her interest and hobbies include raising Arabian horses, goats, and gardening, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with her new grandson Logan.to Sandy Rhinehart for being selected as our Staff Member of the Week. She is from Bemus Point, NY and attended SUNY at Brockport and Edinboro University where she earned degrees in Nursing and a Masters in School Counseling. With 30 years of experience, Sandy now serves as our Career Coordinator helping East students learn more about their career interest and acquire internships. Her interest and hobbies include raising Arabian horses, goats, and gardening, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with her new grandson Logan.



Robert Gearhart.JPGRobert (Bob) Gearhart for being our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week! Bob is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Louisiana State University where he majored in Education. Bob came to East Mecklenburg in August 2015 joining our History Department with twenty-seven years of teaching experience. He teaches World History. Bob's interest/hobbies include golfing, cooking, reading, and spending time with his daughter. When you see Bob let him know how proud you are to have him a part of the Eagle Family. ​


Fredy Ramero.jpgFredy Romero as our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week! Fredy is from Bogota, Colombia where he attended La Gran Colombia University earning a B.A. in Spanish/English. He then attended Virginia Commonwealth University earning his Masters in Educational Leadership. Fredy has been teaching 20 years and currently teaches Spanish at East Mecklenburg. His interest are hosting cultural events through the Colombo American Foundation, a non-profit organization he started in 2012; and serving as a member of the Committee of Elders at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee to assist them with issues that affect and involve non-English speaking families in Charlotte. Let Fredy know how much you appreciate his work at East and the surrounding area! ​


Sam Bryant.jpgSam Bryant who was selected as our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week! Sam is from North Babylon, NY. He attended Lincoln University where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Sam has been in teaching for six years. He began his assignment at East as an EC teacher assistant and now is serving as one of our PE/Health teachers. He teaches Sports Medicine and PE/Health. Sam's interest and hobbies are music, coaching football and track, taking long walks with his wife, and playing with his grandkids. Give Sam a high five and let him know how much we appreciate him being on our staff. ​

Bernadette MacLeod.jpgBernadette Macleod as being selected as our Staff Member Spotlight of the  Week! Bernadette's hometown in Rockaway, New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University and received a B.A. in Theatre. Bernadette continued her education attending NYU - New York University and earned a Masters in Educational Theatre. She has been teaching for seventeen years and we are proud to have her leading our Theatre Department. Bernadette's interests and hobbies include reading, singing, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach. When you see Bernadette, congratulate her and tell her thank you for all she is doing for our Fine Arts department.​


K. Kinser.JPGKathryn Kinser on being selected as our Staff Member Spotlight of the Week. Kathryn's hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina and she is a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School. She attended UNC-Charlotte majoring in History. In her second year as a teacher, Kathryn is currently teaching AP Psychology and Civics and Economics. Her interest and hobbies include traveling, cooking, working out, and exploring new restaurants. Give Kathryn a high five when you see her for being our staff member spotlight of the week! We are proud to have Kathryn on staff.​


Vanessa Case.jpgVinese Judd-Cates is our Staff Mem​​ber Spotlight of the Week. She is from Garner, NC. Vinese attended Hampton University and NC State University earning degrees in Finance and Business Marketing Education. She has been teaching three years and teaches Principles of Business and Finance in our CTE Department. Vinese loves traveling, reading, do-it-yourself projects especially furniture, and watching crime mysteries. 

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David Veto.jpgDavid Veto - Visual Arts Teacher, who was selected by our staff as the East Mecklenburg Teacher of  the Year Nominee! David is from Springfield, Massachusetts and has been teaching 18 years. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a major in Art Education. He loves biking, playing soccer, doing crosswords, reading, and painting. David will be competing with other CLC teacher candidates for an opportunity to be the CMS Teacher of the Year. Also, David will be featured as our first "Teacher Spotlight of the Week." His picture and information will be posted on our school website. His name is currently being displayed on our school marquee. Let's everyone tell David congrats when you see him on campus. ​


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