🍎 Welcome New Staff Member Michele Draghici
Michele grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and found her way south to attend college at Duke University. She has a BA in Sociology, a Minor in Religion and a Certificate in Markets and Management. She also has a NC Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) from Wake Tech.
Prior to having children, Michele worked in Internet Market Research at Nielsen & DoubleClick (now Google). Since then, Michele has worked and/or volunteered in church nursery and preschool for many years with her latest teaching experience being an Assistant Transitional Kindergarten Teacher at the Methodist Children's Center during the 2019-2020 school year.
Michele and her husband, Florin, reside in Cary with their four children -- a daughter, 17 and three sons aged 16, 11 and 9.
In her spare time, Michele enjoys reading, volunteering at school (as a PTA Secretary), and hiking with her children and their Australian Labradoodle, Maggie. I'm not sure Michele enjoys this task, but at home she spends some of her time keeping peace between Maggie and their cat, Tilly.
We welcome Michele to the staff of GFCC as an assistant teacher in the five-day Transitional Kindergarten program.