Shenita Lise

Pre-Kindergarten/Lead Teacher

Shenita Lise is a former instructional assistant and webmaster at Cumberland County Schools. She recently finished coursework at Ashford University to earn a Bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Science. We are excited to have her knowledge and expertise at Kid Stars Rising!

Colleen Herring

Preschool Teacher

Colleen Herring is a certified ABA therapist. She truly loves children and is gifted in working with younger children, especially those with special needs such as autism and ADHD. Ms. Herring is a great asset to Kid Stars Rising.

Ashley Zurcher

Preschool Teacher

Shannon Ray-Covington

Kindergarten Teacher

Shannon Ray-Covington is a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina, originally born and raised in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She is a college graduate with a degree in Arts with the focus of Business Fundamentals. Mrs. Covington is also a Licensed Minister, A Licensed Hair stylist, a new Author and much more. Mrs. Covington has worked with after school child care in Scotland County Schools and she has also operated as a Youth Leader in multiple churches.

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Monica Bonnell-Lene’

First Grade Teacher/Lead Teacher

I am blessed to be joining the Kid Stars Rising Academy. I am so excited to join such an amazing team and to work with each of you and your children. It is my goal to educate, encourage, and love every child on an individual basis according to their academic needs in a way that will help them reach their goals and their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. I was lucky to attend Galveston University during my senior year of high school then transferred to graduate Lamar University in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Having graduated top 1% of my class I was invited to pledge Kappa Delta Pi. I have been an educator for 15 years collectively across the states of Texas, Louisiana, California, and North Carolina. The past seven years I have worked at Morganton Road Elementary gaining experience in Kindergarten-3rd grades and was named Teacher of the Year in 2018. God has blessed me with my fiancee Jamie Scott, my son Lane, my adopted daughter Donna, three step-sons, Dolen, David and Adam, and a beautiful grandbaby named Landen. Thank you for welcoming me into the Academy. I am very grateful and super happy to begin this journey with you and your family.

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Terrie Jordan

Second Grade Teacher

Terrie Jordan has over 30 years teaching experience in Cumberland County Public Schools. She is a licensed, certified, retired elementary teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Reading Education, is a National Board Certified Teacher and certified in Montessori Education. She also worked as an adjunct teacher at UNC-Pembroke in the Birth thru Kindergarten Program. She has a heart for teaching the whole child in a Developmentally Appropriate manner.

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Tulisha Doctor

Upper Elementary Teacher

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Michelle Hulon

English/LA Teacher MS/HS/Lead Teacher

Michelle Hulon has held various positions in public education for 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Methodist University in 2010 and taught full-time in Cumberland County Schools from 2011-2022. With teaching experience in all grades (K-12), Mrs. Hulon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the KSR family.

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Caitlin Hunt

Math/Science Teacher MS/HS

Caitlin Hunt has been in education since 2015. Prior to finishing her education degree, she worked as an assistant teacher and long term substitute at Fayetteville Christian School. She graduated from Fayetteville State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Hunt continued her education career as a sixth grade ELA teacher for Cumberland County Schools for 4 years.

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Susan Bailey

Social Studies/History Teacher - MS/HS

I am originally from southern Louisiana. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. I moved to North Carolina in 1984. I have a daughter and step son, daughter-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren. I received my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Pembroke University. I received my National Board Certification in 2006. I love teaching children and am excited to be part of KSR Learning Academy.

Tanya Fortune

K-12 Resource/Electives Teacher

Tanya Fortune comes to Kid Stars Rising with a variety of skill sets and strengths. She has been with the Academy since the inception and has served wherever needed as an administrative assistant, classroom teacher, and teacher assistant.

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Dr. Sharonne Simmons

Bible Study/Guidance Resource

Dr. Simmons has twenty years of experience working in the field of education. She is a licensed classroom teacher and former school administrator in North Carolina Public Schools. She has earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), and a Master of School Administration, both from Fayetteville State University.

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Nancia Carreras

Spanish I & II Teacher - MS/HS

Hi my name is Nancia Marie Carreras. I am a native New Yorker. I have been an ordained minister since October 1994 and moved to Florida in 1988. I have dedicated and devoted my life to the Lord Jesus Christ. My walk with him has been a great adventure and life style. I am Hispanic and speak several languages.

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Mary Willoughby

Business & Technology/Media - MS/HS

Ms. Willoughby brings a thirty-year career of working in Cumberland County Schools to Kid Stars Rising. She holds an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her knowledge of technology and data is outstanding, which provides a great benefit to our students and staff.

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Hannah Davenport

Support Staff