Ms. Adams 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. Mrs. Adams has presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Conference. Her two children, Ben and Hannah, are currently students in our Lower School.
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.
Ms. Fedo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Campbell University. She is N.C. certified in Elementary Education (K-6) and Academically Gifted (K-12). Ms. Fedo just completed her thirtieth year working in public schools in the Fayetteville area, the last seven of which were spent teaching Kindergarten at Gray’s Creek Elementary School. She has been successful wherever she has worked, earning “Teacher of the Year” honors at Lake Rim Elementary (2004), E.E. Miller (2011), and at Gray’s Creek (2015).
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-Kindergarten 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 feels blessed to have her two daughters at Fayetteville Academy and plans to soak up these formative years with them as they grow.
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.