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B.A. Elementary Education w/Reading Endorsement - Bowling Green State University M.A. Reading Education - Bowling Green State University AIG K-12 Certification - University of North Carolina at Pembroke PRES Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

Mrs. Samantha Gower - Math & Science

Hello! My name is Mrs. Gower and I teach 4th grade. I am originally from Ohio and I graduated from Bowling Green State University with both my Bachelor's and my Master's degrees! This is my 13th year teaching and my 6th year here at Pleasant Ridge. I love teaching because I enjoy helping kids learn and discover their true potential. In my free time I love to read and travel as much as I can. Let's have a great year!

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B.S. Elementary Education (K-9) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1988) AIG Endorsement - University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2001) M.A. Gifted, Creative, and Innovative Education - Western Carolina University (2012)

Mrs. Bernice Williams - Language Arts

I have been an educator in North Carolina since 2000. Seventeen of those years were in middle grades gifted education. For the past five years, I have been blessed to be at PRES!. Prior to 2000, I was an educator in Alaska, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

I have three gifted adult children and am passionate about helping parents and students understand how the gifted mind is amazingly different. I love antiques and homemade things. My goal is to build lifelong learners who rise to challenges.