Meet our third grade teachers

Anne Campbell – Third Grade Teacher
Annie moved to North Carolina with her husband, Kevin 16 years ago. She spent the first 17 years of her career teaching in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Annie has a BA in Theater Arts and an MS in Special Education. She is certified in elementary, special, and gifted education, as well as theater arts. Annie taught fourth grade at Marvin Ward Elementary and HAG at Brunson Elementary before joining the staff at ABS. Annie enjoys bluegrass music, photography, reading, puppetry, beekeeping, and relaxing with Clover & Willow, her furry felines.  Her favorite children’s authors are Kate DiCamilo, Grace Lin, and Jerry Spinelli. Annie enjoys teaching enthusiastic and energetic third graders. She is very excited about beginning her sixth year at ABS.



Becca Lard- Third Grade Teacher

Becca is incredibly excited to be teaching third grade at ABS! She has spent the last three years teaching at Kimmel Farm Elementary in Winston-Salem. Becca graduated from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington with a degree in elementary education. When she is not teaching she enjoys being active outdoors by hiking, playing tennis, and running in obstacle course races. She cannot wait to use her creativity and passion for education to make this an incredible year for her third graders.




Ashley Tate- Third Grade Teacher
Ashley comes to us from Raleigh, NC where she taught at a Creative Arts and Science Magnet School.  She has a Master’s degree with a K-6 license.  She has been teaching for 3 years.