6th Grade

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Heather Dalton

Social Studies

Heather Dalton

Welcome Bulldogs! My name is Heather Dalton.  I am one of the 6th grade Social Studies teachers.  This is my 7th year of teaching at Third Creek (formerly Statesville Middle).  I am married with 3 grown children (2 sons and 1 daughter), 5 grandsons, and 4 granddaughters.

In my class students learn about ancient civilizations, favorites being Greece, Rome, China, and Egypt. 

I received my Associate in Arts degree from Mitchell Community College and I received my Bachelor’s degree from Catawba College in History with a minor in Secondary Education.   

Zina Parlier

Language Arts

Z. Parlier

Hello, Bulldogs!!

My name is Zina Parlier and I am one of the 6th grade ELA teachers at TCMS. This is my tenth year at (SMS) TCMS and I love it! 

 I was born and raised in Iredell County. My husband and I have been married for 36 years and we raised 2 daughters. I have 2 fur babies, my cats- Minx & Sterling. 

I love spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading and doing any type of arts and crafts.

I earned my BA at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Middle Grades Education with a Major in English Language Arts and a Minor in Social Studies.

In 6th grade ELA, we will be using the Ready and iReady program to master the required standards and objectives for this school year.

Deborah Ramseur

Social Studies


Hey Everyone!

My name is Deborah Ramseur. I am a 6th grade Social Studies teacher here at TCMS. 

I received my BA in Reading K-12 from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. I have been in the education field for over 35 years.

I love reading, drawing, painting, scrapbooking, all types of Arts and Crafts, photography and hanging with friends and family. 

In Social Studies, we are focusing on Ancient Civilizations of World History. My favorite areas are Mesopotamia (Egypt), Rome and Greece. We will also cover Asia, China and the Americas.

Joann Scott


Hello Bulldogs! I am Jo Ann Scott and I teach 6th Grade Science.  I have been teaching at SMS / TCMS for 9 years, and have taught science for 18 years.

My husband and I have been married for 32 years, and we have two grown boys.  I like to be outside, especially in the mountains or on a river.  I have a bird garden in my backyard that I love to spend time in.  I am an avid coffee drinker.

I was raised in Reno, Nevada, and moved to  Statesville  after my husband and I met in the Army.  I attended UNC Charlotte for my B.S., and Winston-Salem State for my Teaching degree.

In Science we will study Ecosystems, Earth in the Universe, Properties of Matter, and Wave Properties.

Monica Setzer


M. Setzer

Greetings Bulldogs! 

I teach 6th grade Science. This is my 22nd year in Education and my 5th year at TCMS (formerly SMS). I am married with twin sons.I also have a “fur-baby” (dog) named Pebbles.

I love to cook, read, and spend time with my loved ones.

In 6th grade Science we learn about Plant Processes, Ecosystems, Earth in the Universe, Earth Processes, Matter, Forces and Motion.

I earned an Associates degree from Catawba Valley Community College. I transferred to Appalachian State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) with a minor in Social Studies.

Lydia Stefanko


Hey future math mathematicians!!!

I am Lydia Stefanko, I teach 6th grade math at Third Creek Middle School! Math is my favorite subject and soon it will be yours too!! Together in class we make math fun and easy to learn!

I grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated college in Ohio from Youngstown State University with a bachelors in Education. I have wanted to be a teacher since 3rd grade! Dreams do come true!! My students are my best friends and they make my job so much fun!

Brenda Tab

Language Arts


Welcome everyone!

My name is Brenda Tab and I am the other 6th grade ELA teacher. This is my 16th year at ISS & I’ve taught reading in 1st grade, 5th grade & 6th grade.  

In 6th grade ELA, we will be using the Ready and iReady program to master the required standards and objectives for this school year. Plus, throw in a few fun learning opportunities. 

I am originally from Upstate NY, I received a Bachelor's in Elementary Education at SUNY Cortland & My Master’s in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, Rusty & our dog Macymae, reading mystery books, cooking and baking, the beach, the mountains, & mostly making memories with my family & friends

Amber Troutman


Hello! My name is Amber Troutman and I teach 6th grade math at Third Creek Middle School. This is my seventh year as a teacher and I can't wait to work with all of you! 

I was born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina. I attended Statesville High School and later graduated college from Appalachian State University - Go Mountaineers! 

I am an avid coffee drinker, corny joke teller, and lover of mathematics. I look forward to our year together full of hard work, fun, and problem solving.