A little bit a bout me...
Hello OCE families,
I am thrilled with the opportunity to be part of this community!
My name is Marcia Ferreira and I am originally from Brazil... a beautiful and fun country, home of samba and soccer. I made North Carolina my home 20 years ago when I completed my Masters in Education. I sailed into a new adventure to explore new cultures and teach abroad. In this journey, I have met fantastic people from many countries but definitely the southern hospitality from North Carolinians captured my heart!
I received my NC teaching license from UNC Chapel Hill in 2003 and National Board Certification in 2009. I am currently pursuing my second Masters' in STEM Education through NC State. This fall I have the privilege to be part of the first NC Space Ambassador Program and NASA to learn more about how STEM will prepare the next Artemis generation!
I have been teaching for twenty three years from kindergarten through high school. However, my favorite age group is elementary school kids. There is something special about their curiosity and unrestricted view of the world that keeps me reflecting about education and pursuing innovative ways to engage young minds.
I love teaching STEM - a fancy word to say tinkering with ideas:) In my class we will be working with a lot of different materials during our hands-on labs challenging our minds; we will be building, coding, tinkering, and much more! I cannot wait!
I live in Morrisville, just about fifteen minutes from here with my two doggies: Mambo and Samba. When I am not at work I love cooking, I am a self-proclaimed chef, riding my bike, gardening, spending time at the beach, hiking, and of course during college football season I am a happy camper tailgating and cheering for the Hokies, Tarheels, and recently Wolfpack!
I am looking forward to working with your family this year at OCE!
Follow me on Twitter: @msferreira6