We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Emily to our Grove School family! Ms. Emily is our second Strands teacher. Here is a bit about her!
My name is Emily Formicola, and I am thrilled to be a part of The Grove School of Cary! I was born in Raleigh, and lived in Cary for a few years after that. My family relocated to Detroit when I was little, and I spent the majority of my childhood there until returning to Raleigh to attend NC State University. My childhood was spent outdoors, as I was encouraged to play and express myself through play and discovering nature. I have been back in NC since 1999, and while I do miss family in MI, I do not miss the cold weather!
Most weekends I enjoy relaxing with movies and music. I enjoy traveling with my family, and I also love the beach in any type of weather. I love board games, and can play them with friends and family for hours at a time. Other things I enjoy are spending time with those I love, dining out, catching up on television shows, dancing, and animals.
I earned my Associate of Arts degree from Wake Tech in 2004, and I earned my B.S. in Education from North Carolina State University in 2007. I also hold a NC teaching certificate in grades K-9, as well as a Level 9 Early Educator Certification. I have worked with children from a wide range of age groups from infants to middle school. I have been working with preschool aged children for the past 6 years, and I love the curiosity and the enthusiasm of young children. Their spunk and cheerful attitude is something I look forward to each and every day!
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” –William Butler Yeats