Area: 1st Grade
Ms. D’Alpe holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. from Campbell University. Patsi teaches 1st grade. She has served the Academy since 2005 and has been an educator since 1973.
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.
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 5th, as well as 7th grade. Mrs. Reeves has been teaching since 2005, and she has been at the Academy since 2014.
Mrs. Reeves is the illustrator of the Tristan Trapp book series, authored by Martha Goetz. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
See Mrs. Reeves’ online art portfolio at www.reevesartworks.com.
Mrs. Smith holds a B.S. from Methodist University. She has served the Academy since 1990.
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.