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Juley Sexton

Principal

Mrs. Sexton is a native of Wake County and grew up in Fuquay-Varina. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Psychology and certification in Elementary Education, and received her National Board Certification in 2012. Mrs. Sexton completed her master's degree in Executive School Leadership in 2015. She began her teaching career at A.B. Combs in 2000 and is passionate about our leadership model. As a former kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Sexton has served in various roles at Combs such as Magnet Coordinator and Assistant Principal. Mrs. Sexton was appointed to the role of principal at Combs in August 2021 and is honored to continue to serve the Combs community.  She and her husband, Ryan, reside in Cary with their three children.

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Traci Totherow

Magnet Program Coordinator

Mrs. Totherow graduated from Meredith College in 1993 with a B.S. in Child Development and a Minor in Psychology.  After graduating, she obtained a K-6 teaching certificate.  She came to Combs in 1997 and taught kindergarten and first grade prior to her role as Magnet Program Coordinator.  Mrs. Totherow is a certified trainer and practitioner for MBTI© and MMTIC©, and loves incorporating personality type theory into the 7 Habits to help foster leadership in all children.  Visit the virtual magnet office here.

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Paula Everett

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Paula Everett began her teaching career at A.B. Combs in 2003. During her time at Combs, she has had the opportunity to teach 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades. Paula holds a Bachelor's of Science in Education from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She and her husband have three beautiful children. Paula has a tremendous passion for the Leadership Model and encourages all students to work to their fullest potential. 

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Sarah Ferrell

Data Manager

Ms. Ferrell was born and raised here in Raleigh, NC.  She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Child Development in 2016.  She began her career at Combs in 2018.  Prior to taking on the role of Data Manager in 2023, she served as an Instructional Assistant in first, second, ECS and behavior support classes.  In her free time, she enjoys watching football (Go Pack!), shopping, crafting and spending time with friends and family.  She is looking forward to this new school year! 
 

 

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Denise Price

Lead Secretary

Mrs. Price began working at AB Combs as a Teacher’s Assistant in First grade in 2006, and was the Receptionist before taking on the role as Data Manager. In 2023, she began the role of Lead Secretary.  She is a mom to two beautiful girls, Haleigh and Paisley, and the Aunt/Mom of Alex, Jessie, and Taylor. She is very busy, to say the least. When not at school, she and her family like to play games together and just relax and watch movies with each other. Mrs. Price is looking forward to her journey at AB Combs this year and hopes to enjoy many more!

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Lou Noble

Clerical Assistant