First day of school.

The start of a new school year comes with new opportunities, new experiences, new smiles, and new expectations.

Meet Third Street Academy’s new K-3 Assistant Teacher, Kristel Coward.
Here are some things to know about her:

  • Born and raised in Greenville, NC.
  • Married, has a 5-year-old daughter, and expecting #2 in February!
  • Pitt Community College Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Currently completing ECU Bachelor of Science Degree in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education.

Mrs. Coward has had a passion for education for a large part of her life.  From the early age of ten, she had responsibility as a Sunday School teacher assistant.  She has seven years of experience with Pitt County Schools as a K-5 teacher assistant.  Prior to starting at Third Street, she worked alongside and assisted our K-1 Teacher, Troy Milburn.  This will be her eighth year involved in education, and she is extremely excited for her first year at Third Street Academy.  She values the importance of hands-on learning, responsibility, classroom management, and structure.  Before deciding to become a teacher at Third Street Academy, she prayed and talked to her family.  She believes this is where she is meant to be and she is looking forward to an outstanding school year at Third Street Academy.

If you would like to send her an email to welcome her to the team, her email address is