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Ms. Tonya Stokes
My name is Tonya Stokes, and I am a first grade teacher at Independence Elementary. I have been teaching for 20 years. The first nine were spent in Chester, SC. I am originally from Hampton, SC, but ended up staying in Rock Hill after graduating from Winthrop University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. I then went back and received my Masters in Reading.
I have been married for six years and have a rambunctious 2 1/2 year-old named Christen. My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading mystery novels, and watching football. I am a HUGE Carolina Panthers fan!!!