Cathi Mintz is a graduate of Duke University with over 20 years of experience in the education field. She has been a classroom teacher, coach, curriculum coordinator, and consultant in public and private schools across the country. She and her husband, Stephen have three beautiful children. In her spare time, Cathi enjoys reading and running. She recently completed her second marathon and is training to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Nancy Kachadurian | email
Nancy Kachadurian is a native of Rhode Island. She moved to Wilmington in 1995 where she earned her degree in Elementary Education and Sociology.
Her Passions not only include being an educator, but also enjoying art, music, and theatre. Nancy has participated in multiple workshops focusing on cooperative learning and differentiated instruction.
In 2008 Nancy presented at the UNCW Mentoring Conference. She worked with a colleague to present to other educational professionals how reflection and self evaluation help teachers grow and develop as leaders not only in the classroom but in the school as well.
Mr. D was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. He graduated from UNCW with a Bachelors degree in English and went back to UNCW to obtain his teaching license. He has been living in Wilmington for over twelve years and does not plan on moving anytime soon. Mr. D’s son Myles, is his reason for being. Together, they love the beach, surfing, fishing, kayaking, and taking their dog Frank for walks. Mr. D. is not ashamed to admit that he roots for the NY Jets, Mets and Islanders.
Jennifer LaFleur | email
Jennifer LaFleur has been working for the past year at CFCI as a Teaching Assistant in grades 3-8 and is thrilled to move into a 4-5 Teaching Position. She has also been teaching our Middle Grades Creative Expressions class as well as running our Study Hall. The 4-5 loop is really excited to have Jennifer coming on board!
Jennifer was born in New York and moved to Wilmington with her family when she was 15. She attended high school here and then continued on to UNCW where she received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Language and Literacy. After spending some time at CFCI completing field work for her UNCW courses, and working as an assistant at CFCI for a year, Jennifer is thrilled to start teaching 4th grade this year!
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys activities such as reading, bike riding, kayaking and spending time with her two little dogs, Ripley and Molly.