Mr. Chris Cox-Principal

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Mr. Chris Cox-Principal

Mr. Cox was born and raised in Raleigh.  He attended Leesville High School and then attended UNC-Chapel Hill.  He received an undergraduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communication and also Spanish.  After graduation, Mr. Cox taught Spanish and coached basketball at Millbrook High School.  He became an assistant principal at Martin GT Magnet Middle in 2009.  He became the Principal at Stough in August 2016.

In his spare time, Mr. Cox spends time with his wife and three daughters. They enjoy going to the pool or the beach in the summer and watching Carolina sports all year long!  Mr. Cox is an avid Tar Heel fan.

You can reach Mr. Cox at ccox@wcpss.net 

 Jennifer Arnold - Assistant Principal

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Jennifer Arnold - Assistant Principal

Ms. Arnold grew up in the Maryville, Tennessee area. After graduating high school, Ms. Arnold attended the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University. Her degrees are in Elementary Education and Curriculum/Instruction (M.Ed.). Prior to coming to Raleigh, she taught several years for Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2012, She moved to Raleigh and began working for Wake County Schools. She taught 4th grade for three years before stepping into the Instructional Facilitator role at Stough. She became Assistant Principal at Stough in June 2020.

In Ms. Arnold’s free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. When opportunities arise, she heads to the mountains and the beach whenever she gets the chance. She also loves to travel, read, kayak, and spend lots of time outdoors with her pet boxer named Bells. During the fall, you can often find her on Saturdays dressed in orange and ready to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers. Go Vols!

Mrs. Mary Santana-Lead Secretary

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Mrs. Mary Santana-Lead Secretary

Mrs. Santana was born in Liberty, NY. When she lived in New Jersey, she attended Essex County College where she received her degree in Early Childhood Education. She moved to Raleigh in 1998 with her family. Stough has been her home for almost 15 years plus the years when her youngest son attended Stough.
 
In her spare time, Mrs. Santana spends time with her husband, in the kitchen, preparing homemade dishes. They enjoy going to the beaches in the summer, and during the fall they love to hike in the mountains. She loves and looks forward to yoga classes, bible study, and when possible, spending quality time with 3 of her adult children and 3 of her lovely grandchildren.
Ms. Nikki Slowe- Receptionist

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Ms. Nikki Slowe- Receptionist

My name is ShaneeQua "Nikki" Slowe. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but I was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. I attended Tallwood High School. I attended Bryant & Stratton College where I received my AAS in Criminal Justice. I’m currently pursuing an undergraduate degree double majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and social work. I’m the oldest girl of seven children. I taught young children for over a year in a half where I gained the nickname "The Potty Training Queen." Before that, I was a sales manager. I’m positive, bubbly & patient. I strive to help children and families break barriers in developmental milestones through empathy and patience. 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends. I adore all types of music and art. When I get the chance, I love to travel and visit my family. I adore singing and Zumba classes. I absolutely love elephants, leaves, and roses.   
Mrs. Bettina Zetocha-Data Manager

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Mrs. Bettina Zetocha-Data Manager

I was born and raised in Germany. I moved to the US in 1983. I moved to Raleigh in the summer of 2000 and started my journey here at Stough. I have a wonderful husband and 3 children and 3 grandchildren that keep me busy in my free time.