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A.A.S. Early Childhood - Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY B.S. Elementary Education - State University College at Fredonia, NY M.S. Elementary Education- State University College at Fredonia, NY Elementary School Mathematics Add-on License - UNC Charlotte

Mrs. Karen Schieres - Math & Science

My name is Karen Schieres and this will be my 26th year teaching. (19 years at Pleasant Ridge!)  My family moved to Gastonia in 2000 from Buffalo, NY. (Go Bills!) I enjoy reading, baking, helping others, camping, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to having an amazing year!

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A.A. Gaston College B.A. Elementary Education - Belmont Abbey College

Ms. Beverly Van Pelt - Language Arts, Department Chair

My name is Beverly Van Pelt and I have been working for Gaston County Schools for 17 years. I started my career as a substitute teacher and feel in love with teaching so I went back to college and received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College. This will be my 7th year teacher 3rd grade. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children. I love a good book and I enjoy inspiring students to become successful students through their love of reading.