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Second Grade

Meet the Second Grade Team!

Karen Andrews
919-942-4753 x30251
Andrews' All Stars Web Site

I love teaching here at Estes Hills and have been here for 15 years. Prior to teaching 2nd grade, I taught grades 3 and 4. I earned a BA and a Master's degree from North Carolina Central University. I have two daughters. Originally from New York, I currently live in Durham. I enjoy volunteering in the community, reading, outdoor activities and traveling.

Marcia Caddell
919-942-4753 x30259
Caddell's Coyotes

My name is Marcia Caddell and I love teaching your children. I have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade and 2nd grade over the course of 25 years at Estes Hills. My son, Joe, and daughter, Betsy,  both went to Estes Hills and remember their elementary school years fondly. I look forward to fostering a curiosity and love of learning in your children.

Cathy Chianese
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Chianese's Chimps Web Site

Hello! My name is Cathy Chianese and I am a Chapel Hill native. I graduated from UNC with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and a Master's degree in reading education. In August 1989, I started teaching first grade in Charlotte, NC. In January of 1999, I started teaching at Estes Hills Elementary where I have taught both kindergarten and first grade. This will be my fourth year teaching second grade. 

I have been married for 24 years and have 2 children. My daughter is a senior at Appalachian State University (oh my!) and plans to pursue a career in education and my son is a freshman at Caldwell Community College in Boone, NC. I have 3 dogs. Bella and Mia are 3 year old Labrador siblings. They are very cuddly and love to lick.We added Wilson to our family in early June. He is a Labrador mix.  I live in Mebane, NC.  It takes about 30 minutes for me to get to school each day.

​I love to read. When I finish one book, I start another one right away.

Christine Cohn
919-942-4753 x30248
Cohn's Crew Web Site

Greetings! I have been an elementary teacher for fifteen years and am so excited to be serving my ninth year as a second grade teacher at Estes Hills Elementary. I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Penn State University and earned my National Board Certification in 2013. I am married and have three daughters: Rachel is a sophomore at Duke, and my two youngest are at East Chapel Hill High School: Ellie, a Senior, and Micah, a sophomore. I am looking forward to another exciting year of learning and growing in the Second Grade.