My name is Risa Medlin. I live here in Troutman with my husband of 25 years and our two daughters. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gardner-Webb University with a B.S. in Elementary Education K-6. I have experience teaching Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 5th grade. I am currently working on my AIG certification. Our family loves animals. We have a duck and two goats. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. I also enjoy bike riding, camping, the beach, yoga, reading, going to church, and of course teaching. Both of my daughters attended Troutman Elementary so I know first hand what a great school Troutman Elementary is. My youngest daughter is at NC State University and my oldest is at UNC-A. I am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade this year. I look forward to watching all my students grow, have a successful year, and have the desire to become lifelong learners.