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Mrs. Chelsea Stilley
My name is Chelsea Stilley and this is my tenth year teaching, which is hard to believe! I taught third grade at River Dell Elementary School for four years before transferring to IA. This is my fourth year teaching ELA at Innovation Academy, which I like to refer to as home. I am a graduate of East Carolina University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (k-6) and Reading (k-12); As well as, North Carolina State University, where I earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction - New Literacies and Global Learning. I think it’s fair to say our house is now divided! My husband and I grew up in New Bern, NC and moved to the Clayton area because of his job. He is currently in the Army National Guard and this is his 17th year serving and protecting our country. We have two fur babies, named Dodger and Zeus. Dodger is a miniature schnauzer and Zeus is a giant schnauzer, they keep us busy! We are big fans of The Carolina Panthers and we actually got to meet some of the players last season! I also like to travel and/or find new adventures, read, and spend time with my family.