Third Grade Team


 Kaitlyn Higgins – 3rd Grade Teacher

Before coming to MCA in 2019, Ms. Higgins taught with the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools. She is licensed in elementary education through Appalachian State University, where she also had four semesters of internships in second – fourth grades.  She is happy to teach third grade at MCA.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]



 Carissa Holder – 3rd Grade Teacher

Ms Carissa Holder graduated from Lees-McRae College with a degree and initial license in elementary education. During her studies there, she interned at MCA.  She grew up in the community, attending North Surry High School, and she has pre-K and day care experience in dealing with younger children.

Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]



 Annette Reece – 3rd Grade Teaching Assistant

 Mrs. Reece and her husband have two daughters Laiken, and Ella. She attended Franklin Elementary, Gentry Middle, North Surry High School, Surry Community College, and Gardner-Webb University. She has an Associates in Applied Science Degree.
Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]


Martha Sawyers – 3rd Grade Teacher

I am pleased to join MCA for my first year on faculty! I have taught for eighteen years in a variety of grades including first, third, fifth and fourth grade; with the majority of my experience in fourth grade. I proudly graduated from Salem College in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in English along with an elementary teaching license for grades K-6. Through intensive self-motivated professional development, I achieved the status and license of a Nationally Board Certified Professional Teacher.  I adore the power of rich text and the value a strong literacy foundation can offer students. I am from King and still reside in the small town where I am a mother to the love of my life; my thirteen year old daughter, a wife to my husband, and we all share the house with two cats that run the show, it seems! 🙂 I feel abundantly blessed to have this teaching opportunity at MCA! Phone Number 336.789.7570 E-mail [email protected]