Paula Ray

    Fourth grade is my jam! What a perfect age – kids who are curious and searching for independence are so enjoyable to teach.  I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Mangum family for my entire career.  Although I live in Creedmoor with my husband and 2 children, I feel very much like a member of the Bahama Community. My husband, Richard, is a Battalion Chief with the Durham Fire Dept and actively volunteers in the Creedmoor Fire Dept.  My daughter, Jenna, is in nursing school, and my son, Evan, is a senior in high school. I am a product of Durham Public Schools and a graduate of East Carolina University where I majored in Elementary Education and Child Development.  My favorite things about teaching include making sure every child feels loved and valued,  helping each child recognize their unique strengths, and watching learning happen first hand. 


    Christy Wright

    Hi! I am Christy Wright, and I am proud to say this is my 15th year at Mangum and my 26th year of teaching in Durham Public Schools. There is nothing better than being a part of the Mangum family and community.  

    I graduated from Northern High School. “Go Blue Knights!” I earned my bachelor’s degree from UNC-Greensboro and my master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing my National Board certification, I earned my AIG licensure at Duke. 

     My husband Steve and I have been married for 35 years and have two children: Zack and Bailey. My daughter, Bailey is also a 4th grade teacher.  

    If you’ve ever walked by my classroom, you may have noticed my rather extensive Snoopy collection. It’s true; I do love Snoopy. But even more than that, I love teaching and learning with my 4th graders here at Mangum. It’s going to be a fantastic school year full of learning and fun times. I can’t wait to get started! 



    Amy Beebe - Science/AIG

    My husband David and I have two children: our son Carsen (a new Mangum explorer entering 2nd grade) and our daughter Cassidy. This is my tenth year teaching and my second year at Mangum. I completed my bachelor´s degree in Education at Radford University in Virginia and my AIG licensure at Duke University. My hobbies include gardening, arts, and crafts when I´m not busy at school or with my family. I love being part of the Bahama community and look forward to a great school year!