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 23 years ago when I completed my first Masters's in Education and sailed into a new adventure to explore new cultures and teach abroad. On this journey, I have met fantastic people from many countries however, the southern hospitality of North Carolinians captured my heart!
I received my NC teaching license from UNC Chapel Hill in 2003 and National Board Certification in 2009. I graduated in 2021 from NC State University with my second Masters's degree in STEM Education focused on Engineering and Technology Education. GO Pack! In addition, I became part of the wonderful team of the NC Space Education Ambassador Program sponsored by NASA with the purpose of supporting teachers and students through innovative science lessons preparing the next Artemis generation!
I have been teaching for thirty 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 on 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; we will be building, coding, tinkering, and much more!
I live in Morrisville 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 Tarheels, and recently Wolfpack!
I am looking forward to working with your family this year at OCE!
Follow me on Twitter: @msferreira6