My name is Krista McCown and I am very excited to be teaching 2nd grade again this year. I feel very privileged to be a part of the amazing team at Willow Springs Elementary School!
I am originally from Binghamton, NY, but moved to Apex as a young child. Although I'm from the north, I have definitely become a Carolina Girl over the years and I am proud to call North Carolina my home. I couldn't dream of living anywhere else.
I graduated from the UNC Greensboro in 2008 with my BS in Elementary Education and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. After college I began teaching Preschool in Cary and I loved every minute of teaching young children. Their energy and excitement for life was so much fun. While teaching Preschool, I decided to go back to school for my Masters. In May 2012 I earned my M.Ed. in Special Education with a focus in Intellectual Disabilities and Learning Disabilities from NC State University. Shortly after graduating from NCSU, I was offered a 2nd grade position here at Willow Springs.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Taylor and our dachshund Lola. We are expecting our first child in October and are very excited for this next journey! We enjoy going to the beach, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Taylor and I also enjoy cooking and we are huge movie buffs. I am also an avid reader; I try to make time everyday to read something I enjoy and I hope to pass on this love of reading to my students.
I look forward to getting to know you and your family during the school year!