Facts about Mrs. Capps
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Facts about Mrs. Capps
 
I was born right here in Wayne County on January 14, 1967.  My parents are J.C. and Esther Bartlett Gardner.  My dad passed away December 9, 1997.  I still miss him so much.  My mom passed away June 13th, 2015.  I miss her very much too!  I went to Eastern Wayne from 1st grade until 12th grade.  When I started school, there was no kindergarten.  I went straight to first grade.  I played softball with my church, in middle school, and in high school.  I drove a school bus in high school and I loved it.  I graduated in 1985 from Eastern Wayne High School.  I worked at the grocery store Farm Fresh.  It was located where Wal-Mart is on Spence Avenue.  I worked in the bakery and I learned how to decorate cakes.  I went to Wayne Community College and received my two year degree.  I transferred to East Carolina University to complete my bachelor's degree in elementary education.  I started teaching in 1993.  I have been in the same class and the same grade ever since.  I have often said they won't let me go to second grade, so they keep me in first.  During all this, I got married to my husband, Billy.  We dated 7 years before getting married.  We have two children.  Kayla is 22 and she attends Wayne Community College and is pursuing a degree in Medical Assisting.  Danny is 17 and in 11th grade at Eastern Wayne High School.
I love teaching and working with my students.  Some days are very trying.  Other days, I feel like I really reach the kids.  All in all, I wouldn't have any other job because my kids mean the world to me.