Degrees and Certifications:
MS Literacy Education BS Elementary Education
Ms. Stacie Lester
Welcome to 2nd Grade!
The 2022-2023 school year will be my 12th year of teaching and my 8th year at Polenta! I have previously taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade. I am originally from Long Island, NY and moved to North Carolina 7 years ago. I hold my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Long Island University/C.W. Post. I attended Adelphi University and received my Master's Degree in Literacy Education. I was inducted into Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society-International Literacy Association. I have received training in instructional strategies to support language and literacy development for ML (multi-language) students. I'm passionate about helping all of my students succeed, and become confident life-long learners!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my dog Bailey. I also enjoy traveling, going to the beach, gardening, crafting, baking and trying new foods.
I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting school year!
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.