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My name is Tonya Gent and I am a 2nd/3rd grade combination teacher at Creekside Elementary School. This is my first year teaching a combination class. After 24 years of teaching, I have decided that teaching a combination class is my favorite way to teach. I enjoy differentiating instruction and this class structure allows me to do that with my students.
As a native New Bernian, I have a deep love for this city. Growing up, I attended Brinson Elementary School, H.J. MacDonald Middle School and I was the first graduating class of the "new" New Bern High School in 1992. After graduating from New Bern High School, I attended East Carolina University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I later received a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.