Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Betsy McCandless. I grew up in the country outside of Vanceboro in Craven County where I graduated from West Craven High School. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. After an internship in fifth grade, I spent a few years teaching all subjects in third grade and served as a model classroom for my former school district. While still teaching, I completed my Master of Science in Counselor Education at East Carolina University. I then went on to serve as a high school counselor. This year, I will be serving multiple roles at PCMS. In addition to co-teaching sixth grade ELA with Mr. Bahhur, I will teaching the Exploring Careers Elective for 7th and 8th graders and continue my responsibilities as Career Development Coordinator, doing career/educational counseling and planning career events for our entire population of students. I am so excited to get to know my students and families and inspire each of you to value the power of education!