Phone: 910-893-4013 (After hours, you can leave a message at extension 422.)
Degrees and Certifications:
~ Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education ~ Masters in Education with a specialization in Reading and Mathematics ~ AIG Certification
Mrs. Christina Caudell
Welcome to Fourth Grade!!! We are going to learn many new things this year and will grow in countless ways! I thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to work with your child and to be a part of his/her life.
Since I will be spending so much time with your child this year, let me tell you a little about myself. I have spent my entire life as a part of a military family. My father was stationed at Pope AFB when I was in high school and I graduated from South View High School in Hope Mills (GO TIGERS!). When college rolled around, I packed up my bags and moved to Frederick, Maryland where I graduated from Hood College with a B.A. in Education. Once I had that degree in hand, I moved BACK to N.C., got married, and started teaching 3rd grade at William H. Owen Elementary School in Fayetteville.
In the 10 years that followed we lived in Germany, New York, and Alaska. I taught 3rd grade at Schweinfurt Elementary School in Germany and 2nd grade at West Point Elementary School in New York. While we lived in Alaska, I returned to school and earned my M.S. in Education from Walden University in 2014.
My husband retired from the Army after 20 years of active duty service and we decided to make North Carolina our forever home. My youngest daughter attends Boone Trail and my oldest is at Western Harnett Middle School - we love Harnett County! When I’m not at school I enjoy camping, reading, painting, and eating chocolate and drinking coffee (sometimes together - yum!). This year marks my 15th year of teaching and my sixth year at BTES. I look forward to getting to know your children and tackling the challenges and opportunities that this year will bring.
It is my firm belief that a parent is every child’s first and most important teacher. You are the expert on your child and when we work together we can have a greater impact on your child’s education. Parents are always welcome to volunteer and are encouraged to communicate with me on a regular basis. It is also very important that I be kept informed of any changes, illnesses, or events that may affect your child at school.
If you have any questions or concerns at all this year, please do not hesitate to call me or send in a note. I would be delighted to meet with you to answer questions or address any concerns. I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Here’s to an AMAZING year!