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Pine Level Elementary welcomes 4 new faces

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PINE LEVEL — Pine Level Elementary School has welcomed four members to its faculty and staff for the 2019-20 school year.

Rachel Daughtry teaches second grade. She’s a 1999 graduate of Princeton High School and a 2019 graduate of East Carolina University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

She lives in Princeton with husband Jeremy Daughtry and their 1-year old daughter, Emma. She lists baking, spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling as her hobbies.

“Everyone at Pine Level Elementary has been so kind and welcoming,” said Daughtry.“I am looking forward to a great school year.”

Marisha Freelon joins the school’s staff this year as a fourth grade teacher with previous experience as a fourth grade teacher in Wayne County Schools for 1½ years and as a teacher’s assistant in Johnston County Schools for 3 ½ years.

Freelon was a member of North Johnston High School’s class of 2005 and she holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

She is married to Corey Freelon and the couple resides in Pikeville. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, traveling, fishing, movies and church.

“I love Pine Level Elementary School,” said Freelon. “It is such a family environment and the staff, parents and community are so welcoming.”

Tony Sanders is Pine Level Elementary’s new head custodian.

Sanders is a high school graduate and is currently attending classes to earn a degree in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning trade.

Sanders is married to wife Desiree Sanders and the couple lives in Kenly. In his free time, Sanders said he enjoys playing baseball, landscaping and working with children.

“While working at Pine Level, I have already met some new friends who are outgoing and always seem to be happy,” said Sanders.

Asucena Jaramillo will be part of the office support staff at Pine Level Elementary School.

She has previous experience as a dispatcher, pediatric receptionist, correctional officer, data entry clerk and cashier.

Jaramillo has an associate degree in criminal justice technology from Johnston Community College.

She lives in Selma and her family consists of husband Daniel Lopez-Rubio and children Alasia Janea Jaramillo and Aleena Suanny Rodriguez. Her hobbies are shopping, buying makeup and traveling.

“I love the staff at Pine Level Elementary,” said Jaramillo. “Everyone is very friendly and helpful.”