About Mrs. Gaines
Hey! I'm Mrs. Gaines and I am excited to be your child's math teacher! I am orignally from Pittsburgh, PA, but have lived in Raleigh for 11 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 K-8 certification from NC State. This is my 11th year teaching and I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade while tutoring 1st through 7th grade in reading and math. I have been married to my college sweetheart, Marckus, for almost 10 years and together we have two crazy boys, Caden, 8, and Cameron, 5, who both attend ECS. I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, but have also come to love the NCSU Wolfpack, Carolina Panthers, and Carolina Hurricanes! I am an avid reader of psychological mysteries and love to watch football, participate in fantasy football leagues, travel, paint. I am a huge fan of owls, Justin Bieber, swedish fish, and 80's music! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family this year!