Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education K-6 and Exceptional Children PreK-12, Bachelor of Arts, Walsh University, Ohio
Welcome Parents and Students,
Welcome to St. James Elementary! I am excited you are joining our team! My name is Elaine Mattner. I was born and raised in Central New Jersey, but we currently live in Denver and love it here! Before coming to NC, we lived in Ohio and Pennsylvania. I have been married for 36 years to a wonderful man. Our family consists of Bill and I, three adventurous children and their wonderful spouses. We have two chihuahuas, Lyla and Shadow and two "grand-dogs". I began as a teacher of Exceptional Children in N. Canton, Ohio, and have taught first or second grade for fourteen years at St. James. A group of wonderful women make up our first grade teaching team and each helps to make each day fun for all! My goal is to provide your child with a solid educational foundation. By growing in independence, learning organizational skills and with mastery of "the basics", I believe students will have the tools and confidence to excel. I look forward to meeting all of you!