Wrightsboro e-News

August 29, 2021

Attention Car Riders!

Parent drop off and pick up is at the entrance by Sheridan Drive. Please follow the line of cars that snakes through the neighborhood so we don’t back up traffic on Castle Hayne Road.

Make sure you have the car tag hanging from your rearview mirror when you pick up your child(children) in the afternoon. It should be visible and clear of any obstructions. This helps make parent pick-up go smoother and faster in the afternoons! If you need another car tag, please contact your child’s teacher.

Please practice buckling and unbuckling with your young children. They should be able to complete this task independently. If they are not able to do this, please pull into a parking space with your child so you can buckle them.

Welcome New Wrightsboro Elementary School Staff!

Deanna Atanasoff - 2nd Grade

Hello! I am originally from New York. I have a master’s degree in education. I have taught K-5th grade. My family moved to Wilmington in 2000. I am married and have two sons. I'm happy to be a Cool Cat!

Amy Pollard - 3rd Grade

Hello! My name is Amy Pollard. I am a Wilmington native. I have an older brother and identical twin sister. I have two wonderful nephews and a niece. This will be my 16th year in education. For the past 6 years, I lived in Greenville, NC where I taught 1st grade and served as a K-2 Instructional Coach. Prior to that, I worked in New Hanover County. I moved back to Wilmington to be closer to family. Currently, I am working to obtain my Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy through UNCW. I am passionate about helping other teachers and students ignite their love of learning. Education should be an experience where content comes to life. I am excited to be a part of the Cool Cat family.

Alison Linkner - ELA Instructional Coach

As a native of Wilmington, I am so excited to be part of the 2021 Cool Cat staff! I come to you with 25 years of teaching experience in New Hanover County Schools and will serve as Wrightsboro's Reading Coach. We are all ready to embark on a great year, full of learning and growth. For a little background, I received my Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from UNCW, an add on license from UNC Charlotte, and I am part of the amazing community of National Board Certified Teachers. My children are teenagers now- one at ECU and one at Laney High School. "The days are long, but the years are short" has never been more true as I think back to when my children were in elementary school not too long ago. My passion for education goes back generations. My grandmother and mother were teachers, as well as other family members. We like to say, "It's what we do best". I believe education is THE most important tool we can empower our children with as they grow up to be productive members of society. And, as educators, it's our honor and responsibility to ensure your child receives a high quality education during their formative years at Wrightsboro Elementary. With your partnership, we can make that happen as we teach our children to never settle. Never stop learning!

Kathryn Furfaro - 1st Grade TA

I grew up in the Philadelphia area where I met my husband in college. We will be married 30 years this September! We raised our 2 boys (27 and 24) and one daughter (22) in the south central area of Pennsylvania. We moved to the area in February 2020 three weeks before everything closed down. We are both so happy to be able to get out and start enjoying Wilmington and being empty nesters. I am so excited to have all the kids back in the classroom and look forward to working with the first grade team.

Bailey Cookson - PreK Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Cookson. I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach preschool here at Wrightsboro Elementary! This is my 12th year in the early learning field and there truly is no place I’d rather be! Although I am originally from the Midwest, I am a graduate of UNCW, where I earned a B.A. in the Education of Young Children in 2010. After graduating, I spent 7 years teaching public pre-k for New Hanover County Schools. During that time I had the honor of serving as Teacher of the Year for Howe Pre-K and was a top four finalist in the elementary category for our county. Additionally, I was nominated and appointed to participate in the UNCW Master Teacher Program.

My family is my world, and we live just around the corner in Castle Hayne. My husband, Ben, and I have 4 children: Lucy (10), Griffen (7), Frankie (4), and Oona (2). We are a blended family and I love being both a mom and step-mom to our amazing children. I could not be more proud. :) Three of our children will be Cool Cats this year and we are so excited to join the Wrightsboro school family. In our free time, our family loves spending time with our friends enjoying coffee, the beach, and our own backyard.

Haley Deliberto - Guidance Counselor

This is my first year as the School Counselor at Wrightsboro Elementary School. This is my first year as a school counselor and I am so glad it is with all of you here at Wrightsboro! I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Wilmington in 2007. When I am not at school I enjoy working out, going fishing, and eating at my family's deli! I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Diversity and Social Justice from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). I will receive my Masters Degree in Professional School Counseling in December from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I am so excited to be Wrightsboro's school counselor and my door is always open whenever you need me!

Tab Williams - ESL Teacher

Greetings families and students! I am a new member of the teaching faculty at Wrightsboro Elementary School for the 2021-2022 academic year. I teach English as a Second Language to kindergarteners through fifth grade students. I am from South Carolina and a die-hard Gamecock fan. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. I also completed a year at the Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando, Florida. I studied abroad in Japan during my time at Roanoke College. I have a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and a graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. I am currently attending the Graduate School at UNC-Wilmington to further my graduate level studies in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught in South Carolina as an ESL teacher in kindergarten through 12th grades. I also taught college students at the University of South Carolina and Western Carolina University. I am looking forward to growing as a teacher through my experiences in the North Carolina school system.

My interests include music, trivia, comedy, movies, television shows, video games, tabletop games, sports, cars, food/cooking, languages, culture, and travel. I am also learning how to play the guitar. I have visited all states in the continental United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. I look forward to a fantastic school year and serving the students, families, and community of Wrightsboro Elementary School.

Faith Seamon aka "Ms. S" - Special Education Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Faith Seamon and I am so excited to be working with Wrightsboro’s EC team this year with the Cool Cats. I was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and received my undergraduate degree in Special Education from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). I am looking forward to a great year at Wrightsboro watching all of the learning and growing that’s going to be happening at our school. I love going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends during my spare time.

Upcoming Events

Updates & Reminders

  • If you have not completed the beginning of year online paperwork, please do so ASAP.
  • School begins at 7:50 each day. Any students arriving after 7:50 are tardy and will need to be taken to the office to check-in.
  • All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a mask while inside at school. This is for the safety of all and to limit the number of quarantines due to exposures. Students can take their masks off inside to eat and can play outside at recess or PE without their masks.
  • Please contact the school nurse or your child’s teacher if your child has been sick, exposed to COVID, or tested positive for COVID.

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