After School at Carrboro Elementary
The Carrboro After-School program holds a 5-Star Rated License and is open to students attending Carrboro Elementary School. The program operates on regular school days and Teacher Workdays, offering students a variety of recreational and educational activities.
CES Administrative Team
My name is Jillian La Serna and I am honored to serve as principal at Carrboro Elementary School. I began my career in education as a teacher assistant. I worked as a classroom teacher in various grade levels: kindergarten, fourth, and fifth. I have also had the opportunity to live and teach in Lima, Peru. I completed my undergraduate work and Teacher Preparation Program at California State University, Sacramento. I received my Master of School Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill as a North Carolina Principal Fellow. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill.
I have had the pleasure of working at Carrboro Elementary for the past three years, one as principal intern, and two as assistant principal. Both of my children, Mateo (7) and Micaela (4), are also proud Carrboro Cubs. My interests outside of school include reading, swimming, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Dual Language at Carrboro Elementary
Half of all classrooms at Carrboro Elementary are dual language (DL) classrooms. Dual language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. In DL classrooms at Carrboro, half of the instructional day is conducted in English and half of the instructional day is conducted in Spanish. If you have questions about dual language at CES, please contact the school.
EC at Carrboro
Exceptional Children's services at Carrboro Elementary.
Gifted Services (AIG) at Carrboro
Gifted (AIG) services at Carrboro Elementary
Gifted Education Specialist:
919-968-3652 ext. 35404
*The LEAP information session will be held on December 9th at 6:30 at Smith Middle School. Parents of 3-5 graders who are interested in learning more about this program should plan to attend.
*The nomination deadline has been moved up this year. It is now January 30, 2015. See the link below for a nomination form.
*Thank you to Aimee Wall, Jill Berman, and Melanie Coopmans-Vizithum for volunteering to represent Carrboro Elementary on the district GPAC team.
I was born and raised in North Carolina and attended UNC-Greensboro and Elon University for my educational degrees. I spent nine years working in Chatham County both in the classroom and as an AIG teacher. I'm happy to be starting my second year here at Carrboro. I live in Graham with my husband, 2-year-old son, and dog. We love being outside, traveling to the beach, and watching sports. I look forward to working with you this year!
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
7:45-8:00 and 2:00-3:15
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
CES Parent Presentation
CHCCS Gifted Services
Parent Guide to AIG Programs
National Association for Gifted Children
NC Association of Gifted and Talented
Beyond the Classroom:
(We do not endorse any of these programs. These are resources for families looking for opportunities beyond the classroom.)
(There are Duke TIP brochures outside our office door.)
-Summer program list through NAGC
-Summer Institute for the Gifted
-Summer program list through Davidson Institute
-Mad Science Camps
-Duke University Youth Programs
-Green River Preserve
-Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning
-iD Tech Camps-UNC
-NC State Summer Engineering Program
* You are welcome to download the
form below to nominate your
child for gifted services.
* Please remember to attach necessary documents such as:
- test scores
- a GATES rating scale
(ask your gifted specialist for this)
Gifted Services (2nd-5th)
Due: January 30, 2015!!!
Math Extension and Enrichment Resources:
Writing Extension and Enrichment Resources:
Reading Extension and Enrichment Resources: