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Welcome to Whitaker Elementary School     
My name is Bobby Stern.  I am looking forward to my eighth year as the Curriculum Coordinator at Whitaker Elementary School and my 43rd year of teaching in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.  I began my teaching career in Winston-Salem in 1972 teaching first and second grades at Forest Park Elementary School. I have the distinction of being the first male primary teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. During the next 25 years, I taught first, second, and third grades at South Fork, Union Cross, Hall-Woodward, and Piney Grove Elementary Schools. For the past 17 years I have been a Curriculum Coordinator.  Prior to coming to Whitaker, I was a teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at Piney Grove Elementary in Kernersville.

Two of the highlights of my career are being named the 1992 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher of the Year and receiving the 1989 Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching Social Studies.

I am married and the father of two children. My wife works for BB&T. Both of my children currently live in Raleigh.   My daughter was a teacher in Nashville but is now a stay-at-home mom with my eight year old granddaughter and my five year old grandson. My son and his wife also have a five year old son and a daughter who will be 3 years old in September.  Both of my grandsons are beginning kindergarten this year.   He is a physical education specialist in the Wake County Schools and also serves as the state director of men's gymnastics.

It is a privilege working with all of the staff, students, and parents at Whitaker School.   Please contact me at anytime at with questions you may have about curriculum and instruction at our school.


Last Modified on July 31, 2014