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Miss Brittany Craig

Hello Rising Sun! I am so excited to be teaching first grade at RSES. It is so great to be back where I was once a student and where I was inspired to become an educator.

I graduated from Towson University with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I began teaching for CCPS in 2018 and have taught second grade and third grade. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and play with my dogs! During the summer, I love to spend time at the pool or at the beach!

You can contact me through email at bjcraig@ccp.org. I am looking forward to a great school year!

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Mrs. Shannon Finegan

Hello Rising Sun families! I am so excited to return with the first grade teaching team this school year. I earned my bachelor's degree from Wilmington University in Early Childhood Education, and this is my 10th year teaching.  I've worked in classrooms from infants through 1st grade!  I love all the personalities that shine through in first grade, I enjoy getting to know the students, and sharing funny stories with them.  My favorite part of first grade is language arts, because I love reading!

When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family. My daughter and I also spend a lot of time at the horse barn.  We have two dogs and enjoy taking them on walks to the river where they can play and splash around. I also have been known to enjoy a superhero movie from time to time as well (team Superman!)

You can visit my site for more information about our classroom: https://sites.google.com/ccps.org/finegan/home

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Mrs. Laura Matthai

Hello Rising Sun Families! I have been teaching at Rising Sun Elementary School since 2002. During my time at RSES I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington University. 
 
I was born and raised in Delaware but now live in Cecil County with my husband and 3 sons.  My boys keep me very busy! When I am not teaching you can most likely find me on a baseball or soccer field or enjoying a good book.  
 
I am looking forward to a fun filled school year. If you have any questions or concerns, the best way to contact me this year is through email at lamatthai@ccps.org. Thank you in advance for your support at home. We are going to have a great school year!
 

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Mrs. Cindy Petinga

Hello families! I can't believe this school year will be my 32nd year of teaching! I have spent my entire career here at Rising Sun Elementary, mostly teaching first grade. I LOVE teaching first grade and am excited to begin a new year!
 
I live in Newark, Delaware, with my husband, Tony, and two sons, Joe and Ryan. Joe is a junior at University of Delaware and Ryan is a junior in high school. I am a soccer mom and love watching my boys play! I cherish spending time with my family and am a nature lover. I love gardening, being outdoors, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful world around me. 
 
I welcome you to contact me throughout the school year. You can e-mail me at cpetinga@ccps.org, call the school (410-658-5925), or send in a note with your child. I am looking forward to working together to make this school year fabulous!
 
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