Ms. Shannon Carneal • Ms. Debi Voiner • Ms. Stephanie Raleigh • Ms. Julee Lipsman

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1st Grade team

About Our First Grade Teachers

Ms Shannon Carneal

Hi! I'm Ms. Carneal. This year will be my 6th year teaching at the Creek. I have taught 3rd grade and 1st grade at GSCES. I attended MCPS schools (Rocky Hill MS and Clarksburg HS) before attending Towson University where I graduated with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I earned my Master's Degree in Mathematics K-6 grades through Walden University. When I am not at school I am playing with my pets, at a sports event (most likely baseball), or spending time with my family & friends. I am excited for a great year in 1st grade!

Ms. Julee Lipsman

I have had the privilege of teaching, learning, and growing at “the Creek'' since January 2007. This year I am excited to be a member of the first grade team. When not working I enjoy being outdoors, cycling with my husband, walking with my dog Jack, running, hiking, reading, paddle-boarding, and spending time with my grown children.

Ms. Stephanie Raleigh

My name is Stephanie Raleigh. I am a first grade teacher. This is my 34th year teaching and my 23rd year in MCPS. I am one of the original teachers who opened The Creek 16 years ago. I’m a Native New Yorker where I began my teaching career. I am an alumni of Stony Brook University. I live here in Germantown with my husband and one rambunctious Yorkie named Riley. I have two children- Jalen 22 years old who is a Junior at Salisbury University and my daughter Tanajah 29 who is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. She resides in North Carolina.

Ms. Debi Voiner

Hi Bullfrogs! My name is Debi Voiner. This is my 16th year teaching at the Creek and 22nd year of teaching. I was born and raised in Montgomery County. I attended all MCPS schools: Summit Hall E.S., Gaithersburg Intermediate School, and I gHraduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1996. I went onto to study Elementary Education at Penn State University and graduated in 2000. WE ARE...Penn State! I grew up in Gaithersburg, but now live in Clarksburg, MD with my husband Jeff and daughters Emily and Samantha.