1-Year-old Teachers

 

Goals for our one-year-old classes include:

 

                     -SOCIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

                     -LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & VOCABULARY

                     -GROSS MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT

                     -MUSIC & MOVEMENT

                                                                                                            

                                               

 

1s Teachers

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Nina Freeborn

MW 1s Teacher

  Nina grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC during her undergraduate years and received a BFA in Theatre Education.  While in Graduate School, Nina attended the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and received her Masters in Theatre Education. 

  Nina taught theatre at Hunter GT Magnet School for 11 years before staying at home with her children.  For the past four years, she has volunteered at both Briarcliff Elementary and GFCC.  Nina remembers fondly the best summer job she ever had was hosting Karaoke on the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach with her dad.

  Nina is married, and she and her husband live in Cary with their two children - a son and a daughter.  Nina's family joined the GFCC family in 2016.  Her son has been a Super Star, and her daughter has been a Yellow Puppy and also a Super Star.

  In her spare time, you might find Nina having one of these fun experiences:

  • Dancing in her kitchen with family and friends!

  • Going out to eat at all of the amazing restaurants that Cary and Raleigh have to offer!

  • Listening to live music with her husband - especially Bluegrass!

  • Getting lost in a really, really good book!

  • Hunting for and collecting vintage treasures - especially Pyrex!

  Nina is a co-teacher in the Ladybugs Monday/Wednesday 1s classroom.

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Srividya Sambarapu

TTh 1s Teacher

 Srividya grew up in Hyderabad City, India.

She attended Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She worked as an Instruction teacher when she was attending college and worked as a lead teacher at MNR School of Excellence in Hyderabad.

   Since 2015, Srividya and her husband have lived in Cary, NC. They have one daughter who attended GFCC from September 2016 until 2019.

   Srividya loves being with family and friends. She enjoys cooking and going on trail walks.

   Srividya is a co-teacher in the 1's Caterpillar Class and floater in our 2s classrooms.

Meredith Mukeja

TTh 1s Teacher

   Meredith grew up in Connecticut and went to the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree and Southern Connecticut State University for her masters degree. Meredith has a BS in Family Studies and a Masters in Elementary Education. She has taught in public schools for eight years and at the time she had her first daughter, Meredith was working in early intervention.

   Meredith and her husband moved to North Carolina about four years ago and live in New Hill. They have three children -- a daughter and boy/girl twins. The twins attended preschool at GFCC.

   In her spare time, Meredith loves spending time with her family, crafting and running.

   Meredith was looking forward to joining GFCC's staff last year, but because of the pandemic, her tenure at GFCC will begin in the 2021-2022 school year.  She will be a co-teacher in the Tuesday/Thursday Caterpillar Tots classroom.