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Dennis  Hughes
7th Grade Science
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I received a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Norfolk State University.  I am also certified to teach Health (K-12) and Science (6-9).



This is my seventeenth year in education, and my eleventh year with Randolph County Schools. I served seven years at Northeastern Randolph MS, teaching (Health & Physical Education) and coaching (basketball, volleyball & wrestling). I also served as Athletics Director for three years. I taught for the two previous years at Braxton Craven before coming to ATMS this year. I'm happy to remain a Bulldog!

I am the 7th-grade science teacher for Team Elite. I am also the girls head basketball coach and volleyball asisstant coach.




I was born in Virginia, but spent my pre-school through middle school years overseas, living in Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Kuwait and Portugal. I finally came home to Virginia and graduated from Manassas Park High. I served in the U.S. Navy (Submarine Service), and upon discharge, I was employed as a field engineer for a government contractor. Volunteer coaching stints and two good friends (both teachers) motivated me to pursue a career change. I taught one year in Virginia before moving to North Carolina, where I was a stay-at-home dad for a few years. However, in the meantime, I realized a childhood dream, working as a sportswriter for the High Point Enterprise. I also worked for the Winston Journal and Archdale-Trinity News before returning to teaching. I have spent the majority of my teaching career at the middle school level, and I truly enjoy this age group!

I love most sports, and I cycle, run and swim in my free time. I participate in road races, cycling events and duathlons/triathlons - my main goal is to simply finish! I also enjoy fishing.