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Fifth Grade

Tracy Jones
919-942-4753 x30233
tjones@chccs.k12.nc.us

James Prater
919-942-4753 x30247
jprater@chccs.k12.nc.us
Prater's PraterTots

Ghada Ramadan
919-942-4753 x30235
gramadan@chccs.k12.nc.us
Ramadan's Roadrunners

I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and moved to the United States after earning my undergraduate degree from the American University of Beirut.  I earned my M.Ed in Special Education, with a focus on gifted education from the University of Utah.  Chapel Hill has been my hometown since 1989.  This is my 28th year teaching in North Carolina, my 18th at Estes.  I have taught K-5 & 5th grade is my favorite to teach!

Alana Shekelle
919-942-4753 x30256
ashekelle@chccs.k12.nc.us
Shekelle's Sharks

I studied at North Carolina Central University, so I can truly say that I am an Eagle in every sense of the word! In addition to teaching, I love working with the theater. I played in many small community theater productions when I was younger, but these days I prefer to stay behind the scenes. During the summers I work for The Young People’s Performing Company in Durham as assistant director and stage manager for our 5th-8th grade drama and musical theater camps.


I've lived in Chapel Hill for almost 20 years, and my partner John and I have had a lot of fun this summer with our two new kittens, Ripley and Miette, both from the Orange County Animal Shelter. I love reading, going to the movies, board game night with my friends, cooking, and seeing live music. I'm proud to call myself a huge nerd!
I am so excited to get to work with another awesome class of Estes Hills fifth graders. We are going to have an amazing year!


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