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Mrs. Denee Grant

My name is Denèe Grant and I have been teaching at Stough for more than 15 years. While at Stough, I've taught kindergarten, first, and second grades. I moved to Raleigh many years ago from Charlotte, where I taught kindergarten. Before relocating to Charlotte from South Carolina, I student-taught kindergarten, pre-k special ed. and third grade in Atsugi, Japan. I earned my B.A. in Early Childhood Ed. from the University of S.C., my MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) from National University and have also earned my National Board Certification in Early Childhood. My goal is to provide a diverse and engaging learning environment where all students can be creative thinkers, while being immersed in global learning. This is accomplished through the implementation of 21st Century Learning skills, while allowing my students the opportunity to collaboratively explore the world.

I'm #StoughProud because: After joining Stough 16 years ago, it was evident that Stough is a home that is very family oriented and diverse! That's why I continue to be #StoughProud!

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Ms. Xiaoming (Casey) Liu

I am from Chengdu, Sichuan, where giant pandas are found. I got my bachelor's degree from Sichuan Normal University. My major was TESL. I enjoy hiking, camping, yoga, and reading. I'm pretty adventurous and love trying everything new. 

I'm #StoughProud because: Stough is the only Mandarin Immersion Program in Wake County. I believe that I can lead students to gain more and learn more with abundant school resources.

 

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Ms. Ebru Mattox

Hi! My name is Ebru Mattox. I’m a proud member of the Stough Family! This will be my 14th year in education and third year teaching second grade at Stough! I love teaching children and seeing their light bulb moments!

I’m from Turkey and moved to North Carolina in 2013. I received my BA in English Literature at Ege University in Turkey and my MA in teaching at NCSU.

I love to travel and learn about different cultures and languages! Learning Spanish and singing have been my latest endeavor. When I’m not teaching, I spend time with my family. We love hiking and exploring nature.

I look forward to meeting all Stough Stallions this year!

I'm #StoughProud because: Stough is a diverse community.

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Ms. Terri Rieder

My name is Terri Rieder and my academic background is in Psychology and Education with a B. A degree from Marymount University and a Master’s in Reading from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I came to Stough Elementary over 19 years ago. During my time here, I worked as a first-grade and second-grade teacher, developing a love for the students and the school. My goal is to promote academic growth through exploration and collaboration in a positive learning environment. I relish any opportunity in the summer to travel globally; having visited over 10 countries from Germany to Mexico.

I'm #Stough Proud because Stough Elementary School is a place of positive relationships among staff and families. It is a wonderful global learning environment.

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Ms. Michelle Wang

My name is Michelle Wang and this is my second year at Stough. I am a certified teacher in North Carolina and have taught students ranging from the ages of 5 years old to graduate students overseas and in the USA. I earned my master’s degree in TESOL and a PH.D. in Education from UNC-C and NC State, respectively. At Stough, I am blessed to be able to work with young children to help elicit their potential academically and intellectually, and more importantly, as a whole person. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, e.g., the Food Bank, cooking, and travelling with my family.

I'm #StoughProud because: I love the immersion aspect of the magnet school. At Stough, I am blessed to be able to work with young children to help elicit their potential academically and intellectually, and more importantly, as a whole person.

Last Modified on August 28, 2023