Phone: 919-639-2365


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Mrs. Debra Ryan

Welcome to Fifth 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.  This will be my twenty-fourth year as an educator.   I have spent nineteen of those years in South Carolina.  I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades and have been an instructional coach.  I have a B.A. in English and Masters Degrees in the Art of Teaching and  Educational Leadership.  I am passionate about education and love seeing that “aha” moment in my students.

Five years ago my husband and I moved to North Carolina.  We have four grown children who are spread out all over the world and two beautiful grandaughters who were born on March 21 of 2017: one in Norway and one in Utah. I was very lucky to able to travel to see both this summer.

When I’m not at school or hanging out with my family, I enjoy the beach, reading, and cooking.