My name is Jennifer Doerr and I am the founder, owner, and operator of Wise Owl Tutoring. I am a certified K-6 teacher with 13 years of teaching experience. I obtained my undergraduate and master’s degrees in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. Go Pirates! My greatest pride and joy is my family. I am married to the love of my life, Scott. Together we have three beautiful children: Tucker, Adelaide, and Madsen. Wise Owl began as a way to keep my love of teaching alive while staying home to raise my family, and has blossomed into my dream come true with the creation of the Wise Owl in June of 2016. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved learning. My goal in life is to share that joy with every child that walks through the doors, and I hope to do that for many years to come!
My name is Caitlin McCommons, and I am currently a 3rd grade teacher in Wake County Public Schools. I have 20 years of teaching experience in the K-3 setting. I am a certified K-5 teacher with National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. I also have my Master’s degree in Reading Education for grades K-12. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and my Master’s degree from NC State! Go Pack! I am originally from Northern Virginia (Falls Church), but I have called Raleigh my home since 2005. I come from a long line of educators, and truly love working with children to help them reach their full potential. I look forward to helping your child do the same!
Hi, my name is Heather Concepcion; I’m excited to be joining the Wise Owl Tutoring team. I'm originally from Connecticut (and have lived in 5 states), but I moved to North Carolina from Florida. I’m happy to call Cary, NC my home since 2018. I truly love the weather here in North Carolina...having the four seasons again is amazing after the years spent in the blazing hot sun of Florida. I have a 13-year-old daughter, Olivia, who is studying to be a professional ballerina here in North Carolina which is the reason for our move to the area. I have been teaching for 10 years now, mostly as a first and second grade teacher; however, I have also taught sixth grade ELA. I am currently teaching third grade at Triangle Math and Science Academy in Cary. I have a Bachelor of Social Work degree as well as a degree in Elementary Education (both earned at Florida Atlantic University) and am certified/licensed to teach K-6. I look forward to working with students, either one-on-one or in a small group setting, to help them meet, and challenge them to exceed, their academic potential.
My name is Clarissa Dolan and I am so excited to share my love of learning as a tutor with the Wise Owl Tutoring team! I am a 5th grade teacher at Brier Creek Elementary School teaching Science and Social Studies and this is my 8th year teaching! I love teaching elementary school and Science is my favorite subject. I grew up in Virginia and went to Longwood University for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University. Outside of teaching I enjoy reading, running, gardening, crafting, and traveling! I have been married to my husband Dave for almost 2 years, and we have 2 cats, Scrawny and Scratchy. I look forward to getting to know you and learning together!
I’m Debbie Lennon and I’m so excited to join Wise Owl Tutoring team! I am a retired teacher of 30 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and my graduate degree in Instructional Technology from AT&T University in Greensboro, NC. I began my career at Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh before I transitioned to Githens Middle School in Durham where I was nominated for the teacher of the year award. After 4 years, I then accepted a position at TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children) where I worked with a diagnostic and consulting team to families and teachers. After 7 years, I decided to return to my first love of teaching and taught at Grimsley High School in Greensboro for 11 years. I then transitioned to Carter High School in Winston-Salem, NC where I taught for 5 years before moving on to Lowrance Middle School, also in Winston-Salem for 2 years before I finally retired. Shortly afterwards, I packed up and moved back to Raleigh to join a 2-year ministry school at a local church. I enjoy reading, cooking, and arts & crafts projects. I consider myself a life-long learner and am looking forward to helping your child achieve the joy of learning as well!
I’m a North Carolina native, from Asheville, NC. I have lived in the area since attending college at North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride) for my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Literacy and Spanish. I am currently in a graduate program for Education Policy and Leadership.
I’m a fourth grade teacher at Alston Ridge Elementary School, with experience teaching kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fourth grade. I have 18 years of experience in education—most recently teaching third grade for 4 years, and fourth grade for 5 years prior.
In my free time I love reading, learning new things, spending time with friends and family, travel, art, and running. I love teaching and working with students to see their growth, learning about their perspectives and experiences, and helping them to achieve their highest potential.
My name is Maddie Hubbard and I am so excited to join the Wise Owl team! I grew up in Oxford, NC and moved to Raleigh in 2016 to attend Meredith College. After I graduated I realized that education was what I really wanted to be doing, so I went back to school for my teaching license. I currently teach 5th grade ELA at Falls Lake Academy in Creedmoor, NC and am certified for 5th-9th grade. I am so excited to get the opportunity to teach in a one-on-one setting, and I can’t wait to get to know you and your child!
Hello! My name is Melissa Tullar and I am very excited to be joining the Wise Owl team. I am certified in 6th-9th grades math. I am currently teaching 7th grade in Wake County, I have four years of experience, and have previously taught 6th grade and Math 1.
I am originally from Southern California and moved just south of Raleigh in 2014 to play softball at Campbell University (Go Camels)!
I love teaching math! It was my favorite subject when I was in school and I enjoy sharing that passion with students. My goal for each student is to feel confident in their math skills and not back down from a challenge. My favorite saying is “ We are all math people. Step 1, be a person. Step 2, do math.” When I am not teaching or tutoring you can find me at the local craft markets, farmer markets, or a Hurricane’s Game. I look forward to meeting you all and working together.
Hi! My name is Melissa Dolle and I am excited to join the Wise Owl tutoring team and help students succeed and love learning! I am a certified 7-12 social studies teacher and am originally from New York. I received my Bachelors Degree from SUNY Geneseo and Masters from SUNY Stony Brook. I taught middle and high school Social Studies for 16 years before moving to North Carolina in 2013, and staying home for a bit with my own children. As my kids grew up though, I missed teaching adolescents, and so I returned to the classroom in 2016. I love helping to make learning, especially historical events, connect to students’ lives.
When I am not teaching or tutoring, I can usually be found cheering on my kids’ soccer games, marching band or dance competitions. Otherwise, I enjoy traveling with my family. This past summer we took a much postponed trip to several National Parks and historic sites in the Southwest!
I look forward to getting to know students one on one and helping them reach their goals and full potential!
My name is Trelice Liles I am a certified K-6 teacher and Curriculum Specialist with over 7 years of teaching experience in Wake County Public Schools and 2 years of teaching experience in Durham Public Schools. I received my undergraduate in Elementary Education from North Carolina Central University and master’s degree of Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner Webb University. My passion in life has always been helping children become successful in school. That is what inspired me to step out of a classroom and into the role of Instructional Facilitator and Interventionist. I wanted to be able to reach more students and make a difference any way that I can. I am the mother of my wonderful son who is full of life and keeps me going. I am excited about tutoring here at Wise Owl Tutoring.
My name is Rachel Guariglia. I currently live in Raleigh, NC, but was born and raised in Long Island, NY! I just moved to North Carolina this past summer. I teach 5th 6th grade Special Education at Endeavor Charter School. I love anything outdoors, the beach, and reading. I enjoy spending time with my 4 month old pup!
My name is Ashley Jones and I am excited to be on the Wise Owl tutoring team! I have been teaching for 8 years and have taught 7th, 1st, and am currently teaching 5th grade ELA at North Carolina Virtual Academy. I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in English from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I love English and history, but English is my favorite subject! I really enjoy helping students find reading fun and enjoyable! When I taught first grade, one of my favorite things to do was help students gain confidence with their reading. With my older students, I enjoy helping my students have a deeper understanding of what they are reading. I am married to my best friend, Kaleb, and we have one four-legged child, our cat Mara. We are both lovers of geeky things from Star Wars to video games to super-heroes. I look forward to getting to know and working with you and your child!