Ms. Rebecca Hello! My name is Rebecca Billow and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher! I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and birth- kindergarten education from SUNY New Paltz in NY and a master’s degree in special education from Western Carolina University. This is my fifth year with Charlotte schools in the exceptional children's pre-k classroom. Before this, I spent 5 years as a preschool teacher in Asheville, 4 of those in a special education collaborative classroom. I worked in NY state schools prior to this with students ages 2-10. I have lived in Charlotte for a little over 4 years.
Other facts about me: - I live with my best friend, Ben, and our doggy Alfie. - My favorite animal is a penguin - I have 1 older sister who I am very close with. - I really enjoy football (especially the Panthers) and playing fantasy football! - I am very happy to be part of the McAlpine family.
Ms. Maureen Hello, my name is Maureen LaFaucci and I’m the teacher assistant in the EC pre-k class. I am originally from Durham, NC. I have worked with CMS for 6 years in both regular education and special education preschool. My passion is preschool and early intervention. My husband and I have 2 children who attend middle school. Rosie is 11 and TJ is 12. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, knitting and reading. I look forward to working with your child this year.
Hi, my name is Shane Griffin and I'm the teacher assistant in the EC Pre-K 3 class. I'm very excited to be returning to McAlpine Elementary again and working with your child this school year. I graduated from UNCC with a BA degree in Child and Family Development. Over the past 18+ years, I've worked with children from 6 weeks to 12 yrs of age. I'm a mother of a wonderful 11 year old son . In my spare time I enjoy working out, shopping, working on picture scrapbooks, reading, etc. I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year watching and helping your children learn and grow!!