Clarissa Howe | email
Clarissa has lived in Wilmington more than 20 years and has enjoyed working at CFCI since 2001. Two of her three children are CFCI alumni. One is a just graduated with honors from UNC Chapel and the other a freshman at Appalachian State University. In a couple of years, perhaps her grandson will join the CFCI family as well!
Carol Radford | email
Ms. Radford was born in Goldsboro, NC, but spent most of her life in Greenville, NC where she graduated from East Carolina University with a Masters Degree in elementary education and a Principal’s Certificate. Ms. Radford moved to Wilmington in 1997. She has taught at the elementary and adult levels with experience in the classroom and in administration. She has taught in both public and private schools where she developed educational programs and trained teachers in various areas. Ms. Radford had been a teacher assistant at CFCI since 2004. In her free time Ms. Radford likes to read, dance, and has an interest in interior design.
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.
Bobbi Costy | email
Bobbi grew up in New Jersey. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at Towson State University in Maryland and her M.A. in Elementary Education at Western Carolina University. Her teaching career began in Asheville, NC and continued in Cary, where she retired after 20 years.
She is very excited to be working at CFCI.