Kimberly Manganelli is in her second year as an Enrichment teacher, but she has been a teacher for 13 years in Lacey, NJ, prior to her move to Raleigh. Literacy enrichment is a special for our K-1 students. Kimberly strives to instill a love for lifelong learning in her students through hands-on activities and fun units such as Reader's Theater to focus on comprehension and fluency.
Kimberly is currently pursuing her Reading Specialist license. She loves to spend time with her family, nieces and pets, but all enjoys paddle boarding, yoga, and...you guessed it...READING!
Kelli Wilson has been working at Lacy for the past 9 years. She is a second grade teacher assistant for Mrs. Acree. Kelli’s contribution is consistently adding that extra layer of support, whether is be supporting the students with one-on-one instruction, working with small groups, or simply being that extra set of eyes, hands and feet in the classroom. She loves working with the kids and giving them that extra bit of attention to help them succeed.
Kelli and her husband, JJ, have been married for 24 years, spending the last 11 of those years in Raleigh. They have 2 children who are now both sophomores, one at University of South Carolina and the other at Broughton High School. Allie and Davis are both proud graduates of Lacy Elementary!
Elizabeth Womack is a second grade teacher assistant with Mrs. Acai. She has been teaching at Lacy for 4 years, but has been a Lacy mom for 12 years. She feels her contributions not only include assisting with instruction and teacher support, but building relationships with the students and inspiring self- confidence that will guide them towards future success.
Elizabeth grew up in Farmville, NC, but has lived in Raleigh since college. She and her husband, Clark, have 2 children, one at Broughton and one here at Lacy! She also has a niece and a nephew who attend Lacy. Elizabeth enjoys kids, cooking, walking and loves spending time with friends and family at the beach.
Martha Thorn is in her first year as a second grade teacher assistant with Mrs. Hester. Martha has been a Lacy mom, however, for 12 years! She is excited to invest in the children of Lacy and work to make our school the best!
Martha and her husband have been married for 30 years and have 3 daughters, ages 26, 22, and 19 who are all proud Lacy graduates! She loves the outdoors, yoga and reading.
Jody Addeo is in her sixth year teaching at Lacy. She spent 5 years as the Project Based Learning teacher, but is now in the role of first grade teacher assistant. In all of her roles at Lacy, Jody has worked to encourage responsibility, independence and creativity in her students. Jody is part of what makes Lacy a warm, welcoming place for students and families.
Jody and her husband moved to Raleigh in 2008 after 10 years in Australia. Both her children have attended Lacy since Kindergarten with the youngest being in fifth grade this year.
2017-18 Teachers Funded by the Lacy Foundation
Clare Dorn - Spanish Teacher
Laura Anderson- Reading Support/Intervention
Kimberly Manganelli - Enrichment Intervention
Kelli Wilson - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Elizabeth Womack - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Ashley Fieldhammer - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Tracey McDowell - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Georgetta Abdallah - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Martha Thorn - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Heather York - 1st Grade Teacher Assistant
Clare Dorn has been teaching Spanish at Lacy for the past 6 years. Her goals are not only to give the students exposure to another language, but also to teach them about different cultures and broaden their picture of the world. She strives to cultivate in her students appreciation and respect for each other and those different from them. All students in grades 2 – 5 go to the Spanish special once a week.
Clare is originally from Norfolk, VA, but has lived in Raleigh for 13 years. She and her husband have 2 children, ages 12 and 9. Clare’s loves are family, friends, cooking, cheering for UVA and the beach.
Laura Anderson is in her second year at Lacy teaching in the Lion's Den. She is very excited to be leading it up this year! Laura has been teaching since 2009 and has taught both in the mainstream classroom and with with the intervention team, which she led at her previous school. Literacy intervention is Laura's passion. She loves really getting to know her students and helping them excel in all areas, especially reading!
Laura's biggest adventure was living and teaching in Mexico for two years. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with family and friend and enjoys Broadway musicals!
Tracey McDowell is a second grade teaching assistant with Mrs. Schetter. We look forward to telling you more about Tracey soon!
Ashley Fieldhammer is in her second year as a second grade teacher assistant for Mrs. Kalmbach. She is excited to be back again this year and a part of the Lacy community. In the classroom, Ashley works to connect with each and every child, giving them support, confidence and nurture. She loves to see their faces light up when they grasp a concept.
Ashley and her husband were married last year and moved to Raleigh from Minnesota with their dog, Chance, for a new adventure. She enjoys all things active and is happy to be near both the mountains and the ocean.
Georgette Abdullah is new to Lacy this year as a second grade teacher assistant to Ms. Ingallinera. Working with children is, and always has been, one of her passions. Georgette is pleased to be able to support our teachers in the classroom, as school is such an important foundation for kids.
Georgette has a degree in Psychology from Green Mountain College and moved to Raleigh a little over a year ago. She loves hiking, writing and nature photography. And her dog, Mango!
Heather York is in her first year as a first grade teacher assistant with Ms. Stelpflug. Heather enjoys watching the children learn and grow in confidence each day. She strives to recognize each child's individual strengths and they each experience success every day.
Heather has been a Lacy mom for 8 years, with the youngest of her two children in third grade this year. She enjoys tennis, reading, and spending time at the beach with her family - and yellow lab, Tucker!
2017-18 Additional Programs
The Lacy Foundation is also proud to support the ESL Summer Camp and the funding of substitute teachers for assessment days.