Mrs. Wherritt - Literacy Coach

Judith Wherritt

Hi my name is Judith Wherritt and I’m the literacy coach at Kannapolis Intermediate School.  I currently live in Salisbury with my husband and mini dachshund, Sallie.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

I am originally from the small town of Cleveland, North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  While at UNCC, I earned my bachelors in Elementary Education in 2009.  After some substitute teaching and an interim position, I began my teaching career with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at University Meadows Elementary where I taught third grade.  In 2012 I moved to Shady Brook Elementary in Kannapolis where I taught fourth grade.  While at Shady Brook I completed my Masters in Executive Leadership Studies at Gardner-Webb University.  I'm ready for a new challenge this year and am excited about being the new literacy coach at KIS.  

Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I believe that all children can be successful and it is my desire as an educator to help students meet their full potential.  I believe it is important for students to have an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and promotes collaboration.  I want to provide teachers and students with the tools necessary to be successful, lifelong learners.