• First Grade

Mrs. Angela Higgins

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Mrs. Angela Higgins

My name is Angela Higgins. I am so thankful to be a part of the Trip family! I attended Gwinnett County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and graduated from Brookwood High School. I am so glad to now be teaching in Gwinnett County! I graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2013 with a Bachelor's in Education. I live in the Grayson community with my husband, our daughter Caydence,  and our two pets. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking around the neighborhood or the park, taking naps, playing with Caydence, and watching tv. I am excited for another awesome year at Trip!

Mrs. Laeticia Ilunga

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Mrs. Laeticia Ilunga

My name is Laeticia Ilunga. I’ve attended and graduated from Central Gwinnett high school.  I am a graduate of Columbus State University. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. I plan on furthering my education by getting a Masters degree in the near future. I grew up with my parents, sister, and two brothers. I aim to be a lifelong learner, and I want to instill that love and desire to learn onto my students as well.

Mrs. Jessica Jarvis

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Mrs. Jessica Jarvis

Hi! My name is Jessica Jarvis and I love being a part of the Trip Elementary family! Anyone who knows me, knows that I have had a passion for teaching my entire life, and I can truly say I am living my dream! I grew up attending and graduated from Gwinnett County schools myself, and earned my BS in early childhood education with ESOL and reading endorsements from Georgia Gwinnett College. Outside of school I love spending time outdoors with my husband, and two sweet baby girls, Tatumn and Indy. I look forward to an amazing year with the Trip Elementary family!

Mrs. Jennifer Jones

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Mrs. Jennifer Jones

Trip friends...I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful school and community.  I have lived in Grayson for many years and have taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade.  I have three children and they are all a part of the Grayson Cluster schools. My family loves to visit Disney and we love all things Mickey Mouse.  We stay active with football, cheerleading, lacrosse and church activities.  I look forward to another wonderful year at Trip!

Mrs. Zilha Junuzovic

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Mrs. Zilha Junuzovic

My name is Zilha Junuzovic. I am so thankful to be a part of the Trip family! I am originally from Bosnia. I lived in Germany for 7 years before moving to the United States. I attended Gwinnett County Public Schools for both Middle and High School. I graduated from Georgia State University and taught first grade for four years in Tucker. I truly enjoy teaching first graders and I am so excited to begin our journey together. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting, traveling , and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to a great year at Trip!

Mrs. Markelia McBride

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Mrs. Markelia McBride

Hi!  I’m Mrs. McBride.  Teaching is an absolute passion of mine!  I am looking forward to being your child’s teacher this year!  It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures.  I believe that we are partners in your child’s education, and I hope you will join me in making sure your child has a fabulous year!  When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters.

Mrs. Tracy Peska

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Mrs. Tracy Peska

Hi There!

My name is Tracy Peska. This will be by 24th year teaching! My fifth year in Gwinnett county. I have transferred from Bethesda Elementary to join the Trip team! Originally from South Florida, I am a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. My teaching adventures have lead me to in Broward County Florida, St Johns County Florida and now Gwinnett County. I have taught pre kindergarten SPED, kindergarten, and first grade.

I have have been married to my husband for 24 years. We have 2 sons, Andrew, a 2019 graduate of Grayson High and Ryan a senior at Grayson High. We also have 4 dogs, Frankie, Marcie, Manny and Bear. I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students and their families this school year!

Go Rams!

Ms. Cassandra Wilson

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Ms. Cassandra Wilson

I am so excited to be a part of the Trip family! I have 17 years of teaching experience from Pre-K to First Grade. This will be my fifth year in First and I look forward to partnering with you to make this year an exciting and successful one for your child. 

My background includes undergrad and Master's education degrees from The University of Georgia, as well as a Specialist degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have two amazing children. When we aren't caring for them, we are caring for our menagerie of pets: two dogs, two cats, a fish, and a mini pig! I love to travel, Disney World being our family's crazy home away from home. I also love to read and am passionate about instilling a love of reading in my students. We are going to have a wonderful year!