Mrs. Alycia Bensen

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Mrs. Alycia Bensen

My name is Alycia Bensen.  I live in Raleigh with my husband, Brad, and our two kids Kailyn and Braeden.  This is my second year of teaching, and I have been a long term sub in Kindergarten, 2nd grade and a temporary teaching position in 3rd grade.  I received my Maters of Arts in Teaching from NC State and also attend East Carolina for my undergraduate.  My goal is to provide a positive and nurturing learning environment for your child to be successful this year. I want my students to become life-long, confident learners who are curious and capable beyond the classroom.  I look forward to a wonderful and exciting school year!

Mrs. Amanda Hobgood

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Mrs. Amanda Hobgood

My name is Amanda Hobgood and I am excited to be entering into my third year at Stough! I live in Raleigh with my husband, Michael, and our two dogs, Reese and Boomer. We welcomed our first daughter, Sutton Louise, in May of 2020.  This is my eighth year of teaching, and I have taught kindergarten and first grade. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and completed my National Boards Certification in the Spring of 2019. My goal is to provide a positive and nurturing learning environment for your child, whether that be virtually or in the classroom. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Mary Lai

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Mrs. Mary Lai

My name is Mary Lai and I am excited to be entering my third year at Stough! I live in Raleigh with my husband Vince and we have 3 sons, Alex, Anthony and Thomas. In my free time I cherish spending time with my family, and I enjoy hiking, traveling and cooking. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business and am finishing up my Dual License degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Peace University. I have been in the classroom for 9 years in Kindergarten, First Grade and Special Education. I love helping student’s grow and instilling a love of learning. I am thrilled to be joining the Kindergarten Team at Stough and look forward to an exciting year!

Ms. Le "Leslie" Yang

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Ms. Le "Leslie" Yang

My name is Yang Le and I am from the heartland of China. I got a bachelor degree in electronic information engineering and a masters degree in preschool education. I taught Mandarin literature in Jakarta, Indonesia for 2 years. I'm so glad that I found something I am really enjoyed and my love of life long learning provides me the energy to explore the world. I am really happy to teach in the USA!
Ms. Hanxuan "Karena" Zhang

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Ms. Hanxuan "Karena" Zhang

My name is Hanxuan Zhang, also known as Karena. I am excited to start my third year at Stough! I live in Raleigh with my husband, Yi. This is my sixth year of teaching, and I have taught in elementay in Chengdu for four years, where is in the southwest of China, the panda and hotpot come. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Chengdu University. My goal is to provide a positive and global learning environment for your child to be successful this year. I want my students to become life-long, confident learners and have a global view to explore the world. I look forward to a wonderful and exciting school year!

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