Phone: (704)788-2182


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in K-6 Elementary Education from Alfred University Master's degree in Special Education from Texas A & M

Mrs. Maria Ielati

Miss Drisdelle's Third Grade Class - William E. Norris 










Thank you for an incredible year of learning and getting to know each other!  You are all PIONEERS!  You were the first Virtual Third Grade Class in CCS! Congratulations!

Thank you for all your hard work this year! 

Have a wonderful summer!
























A little about me...

My name is Maria Ielati.  I am so excited to join the Cabarrus County Virtual Academy.This is my fifth year teaching in Cabarrus County.  Before coming to the Virtual Academy I taught at A.T. Allen Elementary in 3rd grade and Kindergarten. In 2016 I relocated from New York City with my husband and daughter, who is a fourth grader this year. She is also excited to join the Virtual Academy.  This will be my 20th year as a classroom teacher.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Students with Disabilities.  I am also certified in ESL.    When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, taking road trips and DIY projects.


Communicating with me...

Email is the best way to reach me.  My email is I will also set up a REMIND for all families.  This will make our communication easy!






I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  You can email me at