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Dr. Cecconi-Roberts, AIG Teacher and Intervention

I joined the staff as the AIG teacher in 2016 as 50% AIG added 50% Intervention in 2022. Before coming to Stough, I taught elementary and middle school 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 in 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, and watching my daughter play volleyball (competitive beach). 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.

I'm #StoughProud because: I am very blessed to work at Stough every day with such a wonderful community of families and staff.  I look forward to renewing current relationships and creating new ones with everyone every day this year.

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Mrs. Shelly Cox, Instructional Facilitator

My name is Shelly Carroll Cox. I've been teaching in Wake County for 23 years. I'm currently in the role of an Instructional Coach for our teachers. 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 have lived in Raleigh ever since and love it here. When I'm not at school I love to spend time with my family and travel. 

I'm #StoughProud because: the teachers and staff at Stough are my family. They are very caring and supportive and always put a smile on my face.

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Mrs. Amanda Hobgood, K-2 Reading

My name is Amanda Hobgood and I am excited to be entering my sixth year at Stough! I live in Raleigh with my husband, Michael, and two young children, Sutton & Banks. This is my eleventh 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. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

I'm #StoughProud because: Stough is my family away from home. Everyone is supportive and thoughtful, and most importantly, everyone is excited to come to work each day and teach our kids!

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Mrs. Sarah Huskey, Intervention Facilitator

Hello! My name is Sarah Huskey and I proudly serve as Stough's Intervention Facilitator. Over the last 15 years, I have worked in several schools, grade levels and leadership roles. This is my 7th year as a Stough Stallion and I am blessed to be part of this community. My son was 4 months old when I started and is now in first grade here at Stough. In two more years, I hope to have my daughter join this amazing family as well. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking trips to the beach and baking up something sweet in the kitchen! Cheers to an amazing year!

I'm #StoughProud because: it represents a culture that embodies a family in various ways.

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

Hi! My name is Cindy Linton. I coordinate the program for Multilingual 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 in 2007. 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.
 

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Mrs. Donna Redfern

After serving NC schools as teacher, counselor and school administrator, I have returned as a retiree to my first love- supporting students who struggle with the foundations of reading.

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Mrs. Jenny Zhao, Magnet Coordinator

My name is Jenny (Jianghong) Zhao, and I'm entering my fourth year at Stough with great enthusiasm as I embrace my new role as a Magnet Coordinator. I received my BA in education and Chinese literacy from the Capital Normal University in Beijing. My MA was from the University of Arizona in Special Education. This is my 11th year teaching in a Mandarin immersion program. I enjoy nurturing young intellects and believe that there's nothing quite as rewarding as fostering bilingualism and fostering an appreciation for the rich tapestry of diverse cultures. Stough offers me an ideal platform to engage with students from various backgrounds and prepare them for a future in our global society.

I was born in Beijing, China. Education runs in my blood. Both of my parents were retired educators. I have one younger sister who lives in Phoenix, AZ. I am married to a wonderful man, Mr. Meng Lin. We have an adorable son, Sean, who turns four in August. In my free time, you can find me chasing Sean in a playground, behind my camera or a book, or digging dirt in my garden.