Mrs. Ostendorf is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Ostendorf has had the experience of teaching all grade levels from Pre-Kindergaten through Fifth Grade over the past ten years. She has also served as an Instructional Coach for Cumberland County Schools for six years. Mrs. Ostendorf has one daughter in our Lower School and one daughter who will join our Lower School next school year.
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. Summers holds a B.S. and M.A. from Fayetteville State University. She teaches pre-kindergarten and kindergarten science. Mrs. Summers has served the Academy since 2006 and an educator since 1975.
Ms. Zatezalo holds a B.A. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a masters in reading education from University of North Carolina at Pembroke . She teaches pre-kindergarten, has served the Academy since 2013, and has been an educator since 2006. Ms. Zatezalo has presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Conference. She is currently the president of the Cross Creek Council of the North Carolina Reading Association. She has initiated, planned, and implemented the annual Dr. Suess Family Night for the Lower School since 2015. Her son, Benjamin, is a current student in the Lower School.