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 Master's. 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 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!