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First Grade Team


Mrs. Saleeby

Mrs. Ashley Saleeby is a graduate of Barton College. There she earned her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, as well as her Bachelors of Science degree in Special Education. Her educational career has extended over ten years  giving her opportunities such as 2017-2018 LMES teacher of the year, PBIS participant, and curriculum designer for FCS. Mrs. Saleeby enjoys out door activities, going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family as hobbies.

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Favorite Quote or Educational Philosohpy: "Be the change you wish to see in the world"


Follow me on Twitter: @ashleysaleeby

Mrs. A. Tharrington

Mrs.Amy Tharrington is a graduate of East Carolina University. There she earned her Bachelors of Science with K-12 Reading Certification in December, 2014. Her educational career has extended over 7 ½ years giving her opportunities such as teaching during the summer with ESL/Migrant Summer Camp, member of Literacy Champions, and attending Professional Development Conferences. Mrs. Tharrington enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and being outdoors as hobbies.

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Favorite quote or Educational Philosophy: “I won’t give up on you so don’t give up on me.”


Follow me on Twitter: @TharringtonAmy


Mrs. Collins

Maria Collins is a native of Franklin County who graduated from Peace College in '03. She started her education career here at Laurel Mill where she taught 1st and 4th. In a couple of years she became the Curriculum Specialist before heading to another school in the county. Ms. Collins is an extremely proud mother of a Senior at her Alma mater, Louisburg High School, and a 6th grader as she shares her 18th year as an educator in the same District. She loves math and is excited about learning. Every day brings a new opportunity to learn something new or add-on to what you already know gets her ecstatic with positive energy.

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Follow Me on Twitter: @chicocollins28