About Mrs. Gaines

  • I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, but have lived in Raleigh for almost 10 years now! I went to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree and to NC State for my master's degree, both in Elementary Education. I also have a Math Education certification from NC State. This is my 8th year teaching and I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade. I have been married to my college sweetheart, Marckus, for 6 years and together we have two crazy boys, Caden, 5, and Cameron, 2. I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, but have also come to love the Wolfpack, Panthers, and Hurricanes! I love to read, watch football, travel, and I am a fan of Justin Bieber, swedish fish, and 80's music!