Phone: 919-533-1977


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in elementary education and a minor in early childhood education

Mrs. Westerbeck

Hello.  My name is Tammy Westerbeck.  I am a 3rd grade teacher.  This is my 23rd year of teaching elementary school in North Carolina.  After graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I moved down south to begin my teaching career. I have taught every grade at one point from PreK to 6th.  My goal as a teacher is to make every child feel loved and accomplished.  All of the children I work with are cared for like I would care for my own 4 children.  Teaching is my passion and I strive to be the best teacher that I can be each and every day. I am so very excited to begin this new adventure of opening Thanksgiving Elementary this school year.    

JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Read to Achieve Testing Information

    Please review the documents to below to learn more about Read to Achieve.

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  • Parent Advisory Council Vacancies

    RDE has 4 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with the principal discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve.

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  • Connect Ed Message 10-4-21

    We wanted to update all of our morning carpool families, as well as our morning walkers. All students will now enter at the main entrance in the very front of the school rather than at the glass hallways. At this time we do not have staff available to monitor the glass hallway entrances, and safety is our first priority. This will begin for all tomorrow, October 5th.

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  • Connect Ed Message: 9-23-21

    We had a great kick-off to our Boosterthon event today! Don't forget to register your student on and enter all donations from friends and family to help our school. Thanks for your support with this awesome fundraiser!

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  • Connect Ed Message: 9-19-21

    Progress reports went home on Friday. Due to a variety of beginning of the year assessments and review, there were not as many grades listed on these progress reports; you will see more on the report cards.

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