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Mrs. Brindle was born and raised in Pennsylvania. While earning her BA in Journalism and Media at Lock Haven University, she got accepted into the L.H.U. International Program. She spent a semester in Glasgow, Scotland specializing in Advertising/Marketing at Glasgow College of Technology. Shippensburg University followed with a Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification in English. Several years later, she and her husband taught in Switzerland and travelled throughout Europe. Upon returning to America, Mr. and Mrs. Brindle operated their own restaurant for years until their twins arrived. Mrs. Brindle and her children have been at NCS since 2009.
Ms. White was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Clayton High School and won a Teaching Fellows scholarship at East Carolina University. She received her degree in Secondary English Education and started teaching middle school at Cleveland Middle School. After moving to the beach, and teaching seventh grade at Topsail Middle School she decided to strike out to the big city. She moved to New York with some savings and no job. They say, "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." Sylvan Learning Centers hired her and within four years she was running all the educational programs for seven centers. She has taught all age groups, all subjects, created curriculum and trained teachers/staff on best practices. "After nine years, it was time to come home. I am so excited to be here with my family and return to my roots. It is like I've come full circle, and I have grown so much and have so much more to offer now."
Mr. Ward is a lifetime resident of Johnston County. Before earning his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English Education from the University of Mount Olive, he taught at Johnston Community College. Mr. Ward is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (The International English Honor’s Society), and Phi Delta Kappa (The International Educators Honor’s Society). While enrolled at UMO, Mr. Ward taught with the university’s supplemental instruction team, teaching American, British, and World Literature classes online, a role that he will continue. Mr. Ward will also facilitate NCS’ brand new Writing Center that will be available to assist all middle and high school students. Mr. Ward has four daughters, two attending UMO and two enrolled at Neuse Charter School.