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Teri Perna, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Perna graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. Soon after graduating, she moved to Orange County, New York where she began teaching and received her Master's in Elementary Education. She taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grade in New York before moving back to Charlotte in 1998. She was a stay at home mom for 6 years then began teaching when her youngest child started Kindergarten. She taught Kindergarten for 12 years and first grade for 2 years. Mrs. Perna is excited to be in Kindergarten at Bradford! She has experience teaching in private, public and charter schools. She believes Kindergarten is a year to teach children the love of learning by not being afraid to take chances. She encourages her students to be mindful of those around them. One of her passions is to teach students how they can make a difference in their community! 
Mrs. Perna has three grown children and a new puppy named Winston. In her free time, Mrs. Perna loves listening to live music, hiking and tubing in the mountains, and playing with her two grandsons, Michael 4 and Kasen 2. Mrs. Perna lives in Huntersville N.C.