Mrs. Roxanne Gilliard

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Mrs. Roxanne Gilliard

Hi, I am Roxanne Gilliard.  I am originally from Michigan.  There are very few teaching jobs available once you graduate in Michigan.  So, after a few years of substitute teaching, my older brother told me to come here to North Carolina where there were plenty of jobs available.  I moved to Fayetteville, NC in 2004.  After teaching at South Harnett Elementary for 5 years, I decided to relocate to Overhills Elementary the year it opened.  I enjoy teaching children and think of them as my extended family.  I love learning and enjoy watching children's immaginations spark with creativity and interest as they learn new things.

I met my husband my second year here in North Carolina.  We got married and had our baby girl Mackenzie a year later.  I really saw things from a different perspective after I became a mother.  As a family we love to travel to various beaches, aquariums, zoos, and the mountains.  Mackenzie had already been to several states before her first birthday.

My son, Noah, was born in September 2016.  My husband, Jason, and my kids help me realize how important family is.  I love for students to talk about their lives and families too, as we are one large extended family.  I love my students so much that I decided to loop up with my third graders.  Now I am on a new journey as a 4th grade teacher.