Area: 1st Grade

Name: Joy Cogswell
Title: Music Instructor
Email: jcogswell@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3560
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Mrs. Cogswell has been a renowned music teacher and performer for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Music Education with Piano Principal degree from Florida State University and has completed graduate studies in piano performance at Meredith University. She holds certifications in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten. Mrs. Cogswell has extensive teaching experience, ranging from church youth choirs to individual lessons to music camps and academies. She still serves as Director of the Snyder Music Academy and teaches Kindermusik once a week to children at the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority. Mrs. Cogswell enjoys teaching a few children at home for private piano lessons.

Name: Patsi D’Alpe
Title: 1st Grade Instructor
Email: pdalpe@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3109
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Ms. D’Alpe holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. from Campbell University. She teaches 1st grade.  She has served the Academy since 2005 and has been an educator since 1973.

Name: Kristin Reeder
Title: Science Instructor
Email: kreeder@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3404
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Mrs. Reeder holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Campbell University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. She has been teaching since 2008.

Name: Laura Harsant Reeves
Title: Art Instructor
Email: lreeves@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3401
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After studying Foundations and Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design for two years, Mrs. Reeves earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Art Education from UNC-Pembroke.  She teaches Art to grades Pre-K through 7th grade.  She has been teaching since 2005, and she has been at the Academy since 2014. Mrs. Reeves is also the co-founder of Care’s Coasters, an active art-based charity in memory of her twin sister Caroline, as well as illustrator of the independently published Tristan Trapp book series, authored by Martha Goetz.  She is a member of SCBWI Carolinas Chapter (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators). Mrs. Reeves is also the acolyte director at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
 
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Name: Debi Smith
Title: Chair, Technology Department and Technology Instructor
Email: dsmith@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3403
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Mrs. Smith holds a B.S. from Methodist University.  She has served the Academy since 1990.

Name: Amanda Young
Title: 1st Grade Instructor
Email: ayoung@fayacademy.org
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3108
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Mrs. Young joins our faculty after several years of involvement as a substitute teacher and parent volunteer at F.A.  She received an A.A. degree from Louisburg College and also holds a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education from Methodist University.  Mrs. Young has five years of experience as a full-time teacher at Northwood Temple Academy and Glendale Acres.  She has also received Gesell training and her certification in that program.  Her two children, Ashlyn and Kenneth, are currently students in our Lower School.