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!
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 digital learning facilitator. 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.
2018-19 Teachers Funded by the Lacy Foundation
Clare Dorn - Spanish Teacher
Tracey McDowell - Literacy
Jennifer Borowiak - Enrichment Intervention
Jody Addeo- Digital Learning Facilitator
Georgetta Abdallah - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Selda Falih - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Shamar Ferguson - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Martha Thorn - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Kelli Wilson - 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
Heather York - 2nd 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.
Tracey McDowell is a Literacy Specialist at Lacy. We look forward to telling you more about Tracey soon!
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 a second grade teacher assistant with Ms. Barefoot. 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 9 years, with the youngest of her two children in fourth 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.