Mercene Perry

Phone: 919-989-6418


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Mercene Perry

Welcome Everyone!
I am Mercene Perry-Scott 1st grade teacher of  West Smithfield Elementary.   I am so excited to have joined the West Smithfield community and I am looking forward to us all having a wonderful school year.   I have taught for 12 years ranging in grades Pre K to 6th.  I love teaching first grade and seeing my young scholars grow.  First grade is one the most exciting years in elementary. It gives me great joy to see my learners  explore and learn about the world around them.   
I grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina  with my two siblings.  My siblings and I grew up taught the value and importance of hard work and getting an education.  My father was a doctor and my mother, possessing a M.A. in English, works for the federal government. The importance of education is what I emphasize to my learners and my children.  I am a proud graduate of NC A&T state university (Go Aggies!) where I  received my  B.A in Child Development.   In 2004  I received my Masters in Elementary Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University. I had the great opportunity and experience to teach and live in one of my favorite cities (NYC) for over a decade.   I worked for the NYC Board of education for 5 years and another 3 years I taught Pre-K in the surrounding boroughs of Manhattan.  
Upon returning to the wonderful state of North Carolina I taught in Gaston, NC and Halifax, NC.  My family decided to settle and make the pleasant town of Clayton our home.   My husband and I have three children Jeff a 6th grader, Lance a 2nd grader and Simone a 1st grader.  I love to travel  with my family.  I also love reading and playing board games with them.  In my spare time, I scrapbook, watch Netflix, work on arts and crafts, bake, design, clean, shop, and surf the internet for ideas/lessons for my classroom. 

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