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Mrs. Tonya Petty


My name is Tonya Petty.  I am a North Carolina Native and graduate of Kaplan University.  I have earned a Masters Degree in Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early childhood Education.

I am married to the greatest guy in the whole world, Tyrone and we have 2 daughters Katonia and Mariah.  I can't wait to tell you about our five grandchildren and our German Rottweiller, Marley.

I love to learn, I love to teach, sing and dance!  I played sports throughout my life and still enjoy a good game periodically!  My favorite color is orange and did I mention I love chocolate!

I was the owner and operator of two childcare centers in Sanford, N.C. for over 26 years and I am so excited to be a part of the Highland Elementary elite teaching team and to meet my students and their families in 2nd grade!