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Ms. Ashleigh Benson

Hello, my name is Ashleigh Benson, I am so honored to be a part of the JYJ family as an instructional assistant. I grew up on the coast of North Carolina with my parents and three brothers and now reside in Benson, North Carolina. I am a wife as well as a mother to a wonderful little boy. Our family has two dogs their names are Calli and Merle. I love working with kids and watching them grow. I have the biggest passion for making a difference in a child’s life. I love spending time with friends and family, traveling, camping, and trying new foods. 

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Ms. Marcia Dawes

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Ms. Jaquetta Dunn

Hello, my name is Jaquetta Dunn, and I am grateful to be a part of Joyner’s first grade team.  In Garner is where I was born and raised while attending Garner Magnet High School. I graduated from NC A&T State University in Child Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Psychology. Strayer University is where I received my Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.  Children are my passion and I love seeing them succeed. Creating new materials that makes learning fun is what I enjoy as well. Teaching has always and will forever be my life. 

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Ms. Alyssa Graham

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Ms. Melissa Hinkel

PreK IA teacher. I love dancing, going to the beach, and eating Mexican food. My favorite color is Purple. I have two wonderful children.

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Ms. Marty Leon

I have enjoyed working with kindergarten children for the past 5 years. Some children are attending school for the very first time. They are loving and so eager to learn AND to share their knowledge with us. At this age, we as teachers are laying the foundation for their education. I like knowing that I make a difference in a child's life.
 
I love working at J.Y. Joyner and being a part of the JYJ extended family. There is great support between the students, parents, teachers and  administration.  We are Joyner strong!
 
Both my children attended Joyner from kindergarten through 5th grade. At that time I was involved in the  PTA as a parent, and I was a substitute teacher here. My positive experience at Joyner as a parent and unofficial staff member was the reason I asked to become a permanent staff member. I was not ready to leave HOME. 

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Ms. Christine Rodriguez

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Mrs. Mary Kay Stephenson

 
I'm Mary Kay Stephenson, and I'm a First Grade Instructional Assistant. I have been part of the Joyner family for almost 20 years! First as a parent of three kids who attended Joyner and now as an Instructional Assistant. I graduated from Meredith College and have lived in Raleigh since then. I have two kids who have graduated from college and one who is a junior in high school. We have a dog named Emmy and a cat named Boots. I love reading and spending time at the beach and laughing with friends. At Joyner I love working with First Graders and helping them learn and grow. Getting hugs from kids in all grades is also one of my favorite things.
 

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Ms. Elizabeth Scott

Hi, My name is Elizabeth Scott. I was born and raised in New York City and I am so glad to be a part of the Joyner School Family for the past two years. As an Instructional Assistant, I support 1st. Grade teachers as well as other grade levels as needed during instructions and non-instructional tasks. . I love working with students to help them achieve their potential. My favorite color is blue and I enjoy eating seafood, reading novels and listening to music.

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Ms. Patricia White

EBS 2 Instructional Assistant