Clarissa Howe |

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!

Bobbi Costy |

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.

Michelle Scibetta- Teacher Assistant|
Michelle is originally from Maryland where she started her education as a French and Spanish major at Towson University. She migrated to the Outer Banks for several years before landing at ECU where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Metalsmithing.   Formerly a sub at CFCI, she is a Great ArtSpectations committee member, a visiting artist and has two boys attending our school since kindergarten.   Michelle truly enjoys the outdoors, camping and hiking with her family, time at the beach, metalsmithing, and especially reading.

Angela Holt |

Angie Holt has lived in North Carolina for her entire life, and she has lived in Wilmington for most of it, so far!  She graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and K-12 teaching license.  She has worked as a Visual Arts Teacher, a private Piano and Voice instructor, a Substitute Teacher, a Paraeducator for Exceptional Children, and a Teacher Assistant.  She has also worked as a Veterinary Assistant!  Angie enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, her daughter, their dog, and their cat.  She also enjoys reading,  biking, swimming, volunteering to save wildlife, and taking her family on outdoor adventures.


Jen Anderson |

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 |

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.


Jeanne Turner | | EC Teacher Assistant

Jeanne moved to Wilmington from her home town Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Child and Family Development and began working at an emergency shelter for teens living on the streets in Pittsburgh. It was an eye opening and unforgettable experience that encouraged her interest in meeting the therapeutic needs of children and teens. Since then she has worked in a variety of academic and behavioral settings  providing both group and 1-1 care supporting children with special needs. She and her husband Chris have been married for 21 years and have 4 children; a girl and 3 boys. Their daughter just completed her first year at NC State. Jeanne enjoys snagging her for girl time whenever possible! As a family they love to be outdoors and spend lots of time surfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and playing disc golf. They love raising their kids in Wilmington! They have attended Port City Church for 18 years, When Jeanne gets a quiet moment, she loves to garden and get lost in a good book. She is proud to be part of CFCI's EC team.

Theresa DeLange | | EC Teacher Assistant

Theresa grew up in Long Island, New York and has lived in Wilmington for the past 6 years after moving back from Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University and after spending time at home raising her four daughters, she re-joined the teaching world 8 years ago. Theresa enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, reading, cheering on the Wolfpack, where her oldest daughters went to college, and now the Hokies, where her third daughter will start this fall! She is excited to be a part of the CFCI community.

Nikki Lewis | | EC Teacher Assistant

A native of Wilmington, NC Nikki obtained a BA in Mass Communication from Campbell University. She lived in the Raleigh area for four years following graduation. Nikki has been married for 21 years to Eddie and they have 3 children all attending high school.  She is a former CFCI parent and after 7 years of being a stay at home mom is very excited to be a part of the team.  She loves to spend time with her family playing board games, watching movies or just hanging out.