Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education
Cynthia Efird - First Grade Teacher
Hello, Patriots! My name is Cynthia Efird and I am so excited to be teaching First Grade this year. I am coming from Union County where I taught second grade, was a K-5 Literacy teacher and most recently a K-2 Curriculum Coach. This will be my 17th year as an educator and I feel so blessed to be teaching First Grade at Patriots STEM Elementary.
On a personal note, I am a North Carolina native. I grew up in Stanly County and still call it my home. I enjoy traveling and seeing this amazing world with my husband, Steve, and my son, Avery. I have a pug named Oreo and yorkie named Snickers. They keep me laughing and love to snuggle on the couch. In my free time, I enjoy crafting on my Cricut machine and taking quick trips to the beach whenever possible.
I am looking forward to the most amazing year with my First Graders filled with creativity, thinking, and collaboration!