Joanne Cress- Technology | email
Missy Ritchie- Art | email
I have had the privilege to work at CFCI for 6 years. In 2009 I graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where I was able to play baseball for the two years I was there. In 2012 they won the division II college world series. My wife and I got married in 2010 in Wilmington Delaware. After our wedding we took a road trip down the coast and fell in love with Wilmington North Carolina. We currently live in Ogden. We have two children, AJ is two years old and Ryan was born September 9th 2016. At CFCI I enjoy hosting our Can Food Drive Turkey Trot, working on the Green Team, preparing students as Riptide Runners to participate in the Autism 5K run, on the MTSS committee, and just being around the students, parents and teachers. Outside of school I enjoy my two boys, fishing, getting out on the water, umpiring high school baseball, and watching my New York Mets and Buffalo Bills.
Wes Rose- Music | email
Gene Beasley- Band | email
Jenn Anderson | email
Originally from the Harrisburg/Hershey area in PA, I’m the mother of two CFCI students (one in 3rd grade, and one rising Kindergartener), and I come from a child psychology background. I met my husband, Wayne (a Chapel Hill alum), while we both worked as child & family therapists in Goldsboro, NC in the mid ‘90’s. When we relocated to Wilmington in 2002, I was privileged to be among the first hired for New Hanover County’s school-based mental health program. In the school setting, I got to know kids in their “natural” environment and saw how they thrived when their emotional needs and individual strengths were factored into their learning, and how much they thrived on learning “experiences.” So when it came to our own children’s education, CFCI was our first choice, and we were lucky enough to get in through the lottery. Being a TA and spending my days at our wonderful school is a welcome career shift, and I’m grateful to be a full-time part of the family!
Jennifer Fite | email
I am a native of Wilmington, NC where I lived until I went to high school. At that time we moved to Raleigh and I attended Broughton High School. After graduation I moved back to Wilmington to attend UNCW. I have worked in IT support at IBM and accounting and administrative support in other companies. My husband, Chuck, and I have a daughter, Allie, who is a 7th grader at CFCI. Our spare time is spent with soccer games and time with family and friends. I was very fortunate to be a substitute teacher at CFCI for almost 2 years before becoming a Teacher Assistant and Specialist at CFCI. During that time I found that I love helping kids of all ages learn. I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of the CFCI community.