Ms. Jennifer Arnold, Instructional Resource Teacher

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Ms. Jennifer Arnold, Instructional Resource Teacher

My name is Jennifer Arnold and this is my fourth year at Stough Elementary and I have taught fourth grade for 10 years. I am originally from Maryville, Tennessee. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and my master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University. I believe that one of my jobs as an educator is to help each child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it through hands-on experiences and learning creatively.

My goal is to support teachers in providing engaging instruction that is fostered through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. This is accomplished by implementing Common Core Standards through challenging learning experiences that will encourage independent thinking, social responsibility,and self - worth.

Mrs. Jordan Bradley, Magnet Coordinator

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Mrs. Jordan Bradley, Magnet Coordinator

My name is Jordan Bradley and this is my second year as Magnet Coordinator at Stough Elementary!  Before joining the Stough family, I taught both first grade and kindergarten at a magnet school in Wake County.  I grew up in Fuquay-Varina with my parents, three sisters and many rescued furry friends.  Being so close to Raleigh I grew up as an NC State fan, which is where I got my degree in Elementary Education.  After graduating from NC State I began teaching right away.  In August of 2014 I got married and we bought our first house back in Fuquay. On March 17, 2017 I had my first son, Griffin (Griff), and I absolutely love being a mom! My goal as Magnet Coordinator is to show others the impact learning a second language can have on a child and to promote and showcase the Mandarin Language Immersion program and global awareness we have at Stough!  

Ms. Cecconi-Roberts, AIG Teacher

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Ms. Cecconi-Roberts, AIG Teacher

I joined the staff as the AIG teacher in 2016 and am 50% at Stough and 50% at Reedy Creek Elementary.  Before coming to Stough, I taught AIG for four years, also in Wake County.  Prior to coming to North Carolina, I lived in southern California, Missouri and Michigan, where I taught elementary music and middle school band.  I have degrees education and music performance from Wake Forest University, The University of Michigan and the University of Missouri, and have additional AIG and Middle School Math certifications from UNC-Charlotte. When I’m not at school, you can find me performing clarinet, flute, sax and bassoon with local musical groups, watching my daughter play volleyball (DIII indoor and beach at Penn State) or with my husband working on WWII airplanes.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching elementary children and challenging them to work to their fullest potential with dynamic learning experiences, project based learning lessons and technology, so they can grow to become life-long learners.

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Ms. Shelly Cox, Literacy Coach

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Ms. Shelly Cox, Literacy Coach

My name is Shelly Carroll Cox. I've been teaching in Wake county for 16 years. I've spent the past 8 years as an intervention teacher, where I help support student learning. I grew up in Martins Ferry, Ohio and went to college at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga where I studied to become a teacher. I then moved to Raleigh and have called it home ever since. #stoughproud

Ms. Liz Hains

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Ms. Liz Hains

My name is Liz Hains. I have been a teacher for 25+ years. I have my Masters in Reading from UNC Charlotte. I enjoy teaching English reading and writing for our Mandarin students in K-2. I am very excited about the Positivity Project at Stough this year. I have always believed that everyone’s ideas are important and that diversity is what makes us interesting and unique. I am excited to help our students learn about their character strengths and how to see those strengths in others. In my free time I enjoy long walks, hiking, and yoga. I am trying my hand at painting and will be taking art classes this fall. I believe you are never too old to learn new things.

Ms. Cindy Linton, ESL Teacher and K-1 Literacy

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Ms. Cindy Linton, ESL Teacher and K-1 Literacy

Hi! My name is Cindy Linton. I coordinate the program for English Language Learners at Stough. I also teach English Literacy for K/1 students in the Mandarin Immersion program. I received my B.S. degree in Computer Science from East Carolina University and my Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Virginia. I was a Systems Engineer at IBM for ten years before deciding to pursue a career in education. I have taught computer classes at the College of Boca Raton, University of South Florida and Wake Technical Community College. I earned my Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009. I have won several grants for classroom projects, including Bright Ideas grants and WakeEd Partnership grants. I am married and have two sons and a dog.