Meet the Teacher!
This is my second year teaching sixth grade science at Ligon Middle School, and I couldn't be more excited! I'm looking forward to getting to know my new Little Blues!
As a Raleigh native, born and raised in the City of Oaks, I went to Hilburn Drive (now Hilburn Academy) for elementary school, Martin Middle School and Leesville High School. I attended Elon University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and majored in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in science. I'm a hip hop dancing, book-devouring, nature-loving puppy parent, teacher, and lifelong learner. I'm most passionate about creating learning experiences for my students that are engaging and relevant and developing scientific literacy skills that students can apply to the real world.
This summer I'll be working at the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh as a Kenan Fellow. I'll be working under scientists Dr. Stephanie Schuttler and Dr. Roland Kays on an e-Mammal research and curriculum product, which I'll be bringing into my sixth grade science classes this year. In addition to teaching science to my stellar sixth graders and continuing my work as a Kenan Fellow, this year I will be co-leading our school's Equity Team, and co-advising our new, soon-to-be Gardening Club.
I'm looking forward to a year full of exploration, new experiences, and, of course, lots of fun! Stay up to date with what's going on in Ms. Cesari's science classes by visiting this webpage for regular updates.
"Follow the evidence, wherever it leads, and question everything." -Neil DeGrasse Tyson
"We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still." -Carl Sagan
"Science rules." -Bill Nye