Joanne Cress- Technology | firstname.lastname@example.org
Missy Ritchie- Art | email@example.com
Tracy Cordon- Spanish | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Cordon grew up in Madison, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH and her masters in teaching at Hunter College in NYC. Tracy discovered her passion for Spanish in 1993 upon meeting her husband, Claudio, a native Argentine. Tracy loves kids of all ages and is thrilled to be joining the CFCI family as our Spanish teacher. She is a huge fan of all the arts- visual, musical, theatrical, poetic, etc. and is the proud mom of two amazing teenagers.
I was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, but moved to Wilmington from Charlotte, NC in 2017. I graduated from East Carolina University in May 2011 with a Physical Education and Health teaching degree, and then again in May 2013 with my master’s in Kinesiology and Exercise Psychology. My husband, Brandon, and I got married in 2013 in the mountains of North Carolina. Since then, our family has expanded by two little boys, Noah (almost 3) and Owen (born January 2018), as well as a dog named Moose. In my time away from teaching, I enjoy exercising/walking outdoors and spending quality time with all my boys. We are avid Minnesota Vikings fans and I enjoy talking about all things NFL. I am thrilled to join the CFCI family!
Wes Rose- Music | email@example.com
Gene Beasley- Band | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn Anderson | email@example.com
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.