Second Grade

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Come on in and read all about us!


‚ÄčAnthony Allen
Mr. Allen graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and holds his master's equivalency. In 2003, he was Walmart's Teacher of the Year as well as Pocomoke Elementary School's Teacher of the Year.  He has taught 2nd grade at PES since 1983.

In the community, Mr. Allen is a past officer of the Pocomoke Jaycees, and has been a care provider for the elderly for the last 22 years.

Lisa Ballance
Mrs. Ballance has been teaching second grade at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2004.  She is a graduate of Salisbury University, where she received a BA in elementary education. She received her master's degree from Old Dominion University in elementary education. She started her teaching career in 1997 in Accomack County, Virginia. In Virginia, she taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and a sheltered-English class.

Leah Stewart

Elizabeth Brittingham

Ms. Brittingham graduated from Salisbury University in 2002 with a bachelor's in elementary education.  She began working for Worcester County Public Schools that same year as a reading resource teacher for Project Intervene at PES.  While here, she has taught both second and third grades. Ms. Brittingham received her master's from Salisbury University in reading in 2007.

Terri Sterling
Ms. Sterling has worked in public education for 40 years.  She has a bachelor's degree in education and sociology from Mary Washington College, and also possesses a master's equivalency.  She spent 23 years at Pocomoke Middle School as a 4th and 6th grade teacher.  In 2006, she came to Pocomoke Elementary School as a Project Intervene and resource teacher.  She is now part of our 2nd grade team!

Diane Sterling
Mrs. Sterling earned her bachelor of science degree in special education from the University of Virginia and her master's degree in education from Salisbury State College. She worked in the Virginia public school system and has taught at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2008.