Born and raised in Wilmington, Anne Easterling attended Wilmington Christian Academy and later graduated from E. A. Laney High School. She continued her education at Wingate University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNCW in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in psychology. Over the course of her teaching career, Anne has taught 2nd-5th grades in both public and private schools in New Hanover, Franklin, and Wake Counties. During her career, she has served in various leadership roles such as grade-level chair, Math Olympiad coach, Science Olympiad elementary coach, and as the Elementary Principal at Myrtle Grove Christian School for two years. In 2020, Mrs. Easterling was honored to be the recipient of the Barbara Nail Award for Teaching Excellence after being nominated by her MGCS colleagues and parents. She holds a North Carolina teaching license and is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International. Anne has been a part of the development of NSCL since serving as part of the initial steering committee and is excited to continue as a teacher in its inaugural year of serving the Wilmington community.