• Meet the Specialist Team

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Mr. Bradley James, PE Teacher

Hello, My name is Bradley James and I am excited to be teaching physical education at Green Elementary School. I have a passion for physical exercise and enjoying anything that keeps me moving. I love music, going to concerts, and the arts as well. I am originally from Arkansas so you can always hear me say WOOO PIG SOOIE at the razorback games. I do have a passion for running. I have ran anything from a 5K to a 100 mile relay race, as well as a 45 mile individual ultra marathon. My family is in Arkansas, but I have enjoyed making North Carolina a second home. I look forward being back in elementary physical education to connect and grow. 
 
​Interested in reading more about what we do in PE class?  PE Website 

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Mrs. Yvonne Howell, Art Teacher

I am so happy to start my second year as the Art Teacher here at Green Elementary! I have been living in North Carolina since graduating from college. When I am not at school or creating art, I like to play tennis, cook, walk my dog Addy, and spend time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to another great year!

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Mrs. Soyoung McKenna, Media and Tech Coordinator

Hello ! My name is Soyoung McKenna. This is my fourth year teaching a Media Special class at Green. I have two hats here and they are the School Library Media Coordinator and Tech Contact. I am originally from South Korea and have lived in Durham since 2005. I graduated from both North Carolina Central University and East Carolina University with a Master degree in Library Science. When I have free time, I enjoy watching K-Dramas, cooking spicy food, listening to music, and spending time with my family. I believe it will be another amazing year!

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Mr. Roderick Taylor, Science Teacher

Hello, my name is Roderick Taylor. I am thrilled to join the Green Family! Prior to my arrival here at Green, I taught 5th grade Science and Social Studies the past 4 years. I’m originally from Oxford, NC. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, my family, watching sports, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. I look forward to engaging with each student and the families here at Green. 

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Ms. Jon'Nesha Stevens, Music Teacher

My name is Jon’Nesha Stevens. I am originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee and I now reside in Durham, North Carolina. My alma mater is Fisk University (Nashville, TN) where I performed with the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Music Education. As a music teacher it is my goal to inspire students to be their most creative and musical selves. I am excited to begin my 11th year at Green and I hope to see you soon!