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Phone: 336-570-6161


Degrees and Certifications:

UNC-Ch: B.A. in History and Spanish UNC-G: M.Ed. in Middle Grades Social Studies Elon: Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Add-On Licensure

Mrs. Cryan

Welcome to AP Psychology, World History, World History Honors!  


This is going to be an amazing year of growth for you.  We will be working hard on developing our critical thinking skills as we examine social issues and delve deep into the content.  Students should be prepared to come to class ready to learn and have fun.


A little about me:

I have a wonderful husband, Mark, two amazing boys, Sam (a senior at Princeton) and Ty (a sophmore at Davidson), and a third "son" Pierre who lived with us as a foreign exchange student for a year who is now back in France.  We have two dogs: Jupiter (Great Dane mix) and Athena (beagle).


EDUCATION: I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education.  I received my BA in History and Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1995.  In the summer of 2018, I received my certification in Gifted Education. 


WORK EXPERIENCE:   I have taught previously at Graham Middle School (6th and 8th), Eastlawn Elementary (4th), and Western Middle School (7th).  Immediately before teaching, I was a stay-at-home mom for seven years.  I’ve also been a web developer, an executive assistant, and a departmental assistant.


TRAVEL: I have traveled to Guatemala, Mexico, Japan, England, France, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Honduras, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Belize.  (I LOVE to travel!)


PHILOSOPHY: All students can learn and succeed. 

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