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Mrs. Tonya Stokes

My name is Tonya Stokes, and I am a first grade teacher at Independence Elementary. I have been teaching for 22 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 am married to a wonderful man named Chris, and we have a rambunctious but sweet daughter named Christen.  My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading mystery novels, and watching football. I am a HUGE Carolina Panthers fan!!!