• Welcome to Ms. Raftery's Second Grade Class!



    Hi! I am Mrs. Raftery! This is my sixth year of teaching at MES, but my 23th year of teaching! Other than North Carolina, I have taught in England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Mississippi, California, and Hawaii in grade first through fourth. I am married to a retired sailor in the Navy and have 2 boys! Shane is 14 years old and Bryce is 11 years old. They both go to Moyock Middle School! We have 2 sweet Shepweilers, named Arya and Dani. I went to Penn State University (Go Nittany Lions) for my Bachelor’s Degree and Wilkes University for my Master’s Degree. I love fall and especially Penn State Football! I was born and raised in York, PA and am very proud of my former state's history.

    Dolphins and sloths are my favorite animals! I also love to scrapbook, go for walks, read and watch movies. Science is my favorite subject, and I especially enjoy teaching others how to help our environment. I love teaching here at MES! I believe in having a safe environment where my students learn and grow together. I also strive to differentiate instruction as much as possible so all children can find success. We have an amazing second grade team here at MES, and we are thankful for our wonderful students and parents. We are stronger together!