• SPECIALISTS

    Matthew Jones - Media Coordinator

    Hello My name is Matt Jones and I am the Media Coordinator at Mangum. This will be my fifth year in Durham Public Schools. I spent two years at George Watts Montessori Elementary School as the schools Data Manager and Administrative Assistant. . Before moving to North Carolina, I graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in communications. I have a Masters of Library Science with a focus in being a Media Coordinator North Carolina Central University. I bring my love for reading and my passion for media and technology to make sure your children get everything they can when they visit the media center. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, exercising, and spending time with my wife and my dog Marley.

    Steven Mayhew

    Steve Mayhew - Physical Education

    Hi! My name is Steve Mayhew and this is my 24th year teaching elementary physical education. I graduated from Western Carolina with a Sport Management degree, physical education, and a minor in coaching. I am National Board Certified teacher in physical education. I am married with three children and we live in Hillsborough. My oldest daughter Hannah, is a senior at UNC-Charlotte majoring in psychology. Josh is in the 8th grade and my youngest daughter Cameron is in 7th grade. I enjoy playing tennis, golf, and spending time with my family.

     

    Travis Smith - Music

     

    Claire

    Claire Hudzinski  - Art

    Hi! My name is Claire Hudzinski, “Ms. Claire” and I have been teaching for over 23  years.  I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance with a concentration in jazz dance and I have  my licensure in Art Education. I am a former dance studio owner/dance teacher and switched careers mid life! I was the musical theatre director at Mangum Elementary until Covid.  I have two boys (both are Mangum graduates), one who is a graduate of Riverside participating in the NCTAP program and one who is in 8th grade who loves to play the drums.  I also have a black cat named Essy. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, being creative and I have a love for photography & theatre.  I love officially being a staff member of Mangum Elementary!