Class 26 North Carolina Principal Fellows (2019-2021)

East Carolina University

Amanda Bailey
Originally from Delaware, Amanda came to NC and attended East Carolina University, earning a Bachelor of Science in elementary education with a concentration in child development and family relations in 2009. She began her teaching career in Pitt County where she has been serving for 10 years. She has taught multiple grade levels in both elementary and middle grades at Bethel School. While at Bethel School, she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014-2015, received over $10,000 in various grants, and served as a Clinical Teacher and Mentor to Beginning Teachers. During the 2018-2019 school year, Amanda served as the Instructional Coach for Kindergarten through 8th grade. In this role, she has provided professional development for teachers, developed pacing and curriculum guides at the district level, and served on committees such as School Improvement and MTSS Problem Solving. Amanda is honored to be participating in NC Principal Fellows and returning to East Carolina University for the Masters in School Administration program.
Julian Carter
Julian earned a Bachelor of Science in middle grades education and a Master of Arts in middle grades education from East Carolina University. He was a Teaching Fellow from 2003-2007. He has 12 years of teaching experience at C.M. Eppes Middle School in Greenville, NC. He has taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Additionally, Julian has coached every year in three different sports: Basketball, Football, and Soccer. He received the John B. Smith Professional Development Faculty Award during the 2018-2019 school year, was Teacher of the Year at his school during the 2012-2013 school year, and was honored as U.S. Cellular’s Most Dedicated Teacher in 2010. During the 2018-2019 school year, Julian taught 8th grade Social Studies, was the Head Football Coach, and the Facilitating Teacher for Literacy. He will be attending East Carolina University as a member of the 26th cohort of Principal Fellows.
Randy Meisenhelder
Randy earned a Bachelor of Science in middle grades education and a Master of Arts in multicultural and transnational literature at East Carolina University. His teaching career began in 2009 in Pitt County at Pactolus K-8 School where he taught social studies and language arts. When he began teaching, he also coached wrestling at North Pitt High School. Then, he became high school certified and joined North Pitt High School as an English teacher. The birth of his twin daughters in 2015 necessitated moving closer to family in Wayne County. He taught 7th grade language arts at Spring Creek Middle School in Wayne County for three years. During the 2018-2019 school year, he taught at Southern Wayne High School. Randy looks forward to learning and growing through the Principal Fellows Program at ECU after 10 years of teaching.
Meredith Pinckney
Meredith graduated from North Carolina State University earning a Bachelor of Science in extension education with a concentration in agriculture and natural resources in 2014. She has taught in Wake County ever since graduating from NCSU at two middle schools; first at Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, then at Carroll LT Magnet Middle School. At Ligon and Carroll, she started their Agricultural Education programs and taught six different courses over the school year. These courses range Animal and Plant Sciences to Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology. During her years in the classroom, Meredith has served as chair of the PBIS committee and on the SIP team. She was selected as a fellow for the Hope Street Group NC Teacher Voice Network in 2017. Meredith will be pursing her MSA at East Carolina University.

Fayetteville State University

Thomas Morris
Thomas was a member of the inaugural class of Teaching Fellows in 1987, attending North Carolina State University and earning a Bachelor of Science in Science Education and a minor in Physical Education with a Coaching Emphasis in 1991. Through his 27 years as an educator, he has served mostly as a science teacher at the high school level in the Franklin and Wake public school systems. In Franklin County, he also served shorter durations as a Curriculum Resource Teacher and an AIG Facilitator. He also served as an athletic trainer for football, and as a coach for baseball, cross country and football. More recently, he served as a CTE teacher at McGee’s Crossroads Middle School in Johnston County Schools. There, he taught courses in Technology, Engineering and Design for grades 6 - 8. Thomas is attending Fayetteville State University as an NC Principal Fellow.

North Carolina State University

Zoraida Bennett
Zoraida earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature at Columbia University, and her Master of Science in Education at Lehman College of New York. She was named "Bronx Rookie Teacher of the Year" in 1990 and has taught all grade levels in all subjects, aside from science, at brick and mortar schools, online academies and homeschool co-ops. She served as a Kindergarten mentor and unit supervisor of the early childhood division in her school in the Bronx. She has also taught remediation Math and Reading classes to At-Risk middle schoolers, and ESL to non-English speaking K-8th grade students as well as adults. During the 2018-2019 school year, she taught Spanish at Clayton High School in Johnston County. Zoraida is attending NCSU’s Principal Fellows Program.
Jennifer Crisco
Jennifer earned an undergraduate degree in Secondary Science Education from North Carolina State University. She began her teaching career in Wake county teaching Earth Science, Physical Science and Biology, but she has spent the last few years at Clayton High School in Johnston County. Jennifer was nominated for teacher of the year in 2017, and in 2018 she helped write the proficiency scales for biology for Johnston County Public Schools. In 2018 the FSI Office honored her as teacher of the week, and in 2019 she was recognized by the Clayton Chamber of commerce for her performance and dedication in the classroom. She has lead professional development sessions at her school focusing on student engagement and instructional tools. Jennifer presented at NCTIES in 2019 and serves as co-chair for the school improvement team at Clayton High School. She is a North Carolina Principal Fellow at NCSU.
Charlie Davis
Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Post University. He was recognized locally as Teacher of the Year. Charlie has training in Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me framework, as well as Diana Day’s behavior management process, Vision Management. He taught fourth grade at Brogden Primary School, serving as grade chair and school improvement team chair. He also taught second grade at Wells Elementary School in Wilson. During the 2018-2019 school year, he served as Digital Learning Specialist at Southeast Elementary School in Lenoir, NC, where he also served as sponsor of the Digital Leaders Club. Charlie will attend NC State University to pursue his graduate degree in School Administration.
Michelle Fournier
Michelle attended Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, on a full academic scholarship. While at Guilford, she was a Bonner Scholar and studied abroad at the University of Seville in Seville, Spain, while earning her undergraduate degree in Spanish with a concentration in Education Studies. Michelle taught both high school and elementary Spanish in the mountains of North Carolina in Wilkes and Ashe counties before relocating to the Triangle area. She then earned a Master's in Education degree in Instructional Technology at NC State before becoming the Digital Learning Coach at New Hope Elementary in Orange County. In Orange County, she has served as chair of the School Improvement Team and the Media & Technology Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the Orange County Leadership Academy, Orange County Coaching Collaborative, and the North Carolina Digital Leadership Coaching Network. Michelle is currently working towards a Master’s degree in School Administration at North Carolina State University.
Karessa Lattimore
Karessa earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in Communications. Karessa is licensed as a K-6 educator and has taught 1st grade at Shady Brook Elementary, in the Kannapolis City School District. She is currently working towards local AIG certification and National Board certification in Early and Middle Childhood/ Literacy: Reading-Language Arts. She has served as a BT mentor, school leadership team representative, cooperating teacher, K-2 MTSS team rep., KEA interpretation panel member, and Superintendent Teacher Advisory Committee. She was recognized as Curriculum Master recipient, Hilbish Ford Teacher of the month, and Teacher of the Year 2018-2019. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in School Administration degree at North Carolina State University as a North Carolina Principal Fellow recipient.
Tiffany Long
Tiffany earned an undergraduate degree in Arts with concentration in English and Contemporary Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario and a Master of Science in Adolescence Education from D’Youville University in New York. She has taught Advanced Placement Language and Composition classes and has served as Yearbook Adviser. Her students were recognized in 1st and 2nd place in the Raleigh Fine Arts Literary Contest in 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the Diversity Faculty Committee and PLT leader for English III and IV. She has lead professional development for BYOD and Google Classroom. Tiffany’s maxim, “solutions, not excuses” drives her forward. Tiffany taught AP Language and English IV Honors/Academic at Needham B. Broughton in Wake County during the 2018-2019 school year. She will be attending NC State University for the MSA program.
Charelle Lovett
Charelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education and a Master of Arts degree in instructional technology education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She began her teaching career at East Millbrook Magnet Middle of Wake County Public Schools teaching sixth grade math where she was recognized as having a model classroom while implementing a district-wide intervention program. She also taught seventh grade math and social studies and worked as the instructional technology facilitator before serving in her 2018-2019 role as instructional facilitator at Heritage Middle in Wake Forest. Additionally, she currently served as intervention and school improvement team member, co-chair of the newly founded equity leadership team, and National Junior Honor Society co-adviser. Charelle recently assisted with planning and developing Wake County's first young women's summit, “Free to Be...ME!”, for middle and high school female students. She will pursue her Master of School Administration at North Carolina State University.
Amanda Morton
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades science education from North Carolina State University and was an NC Teaching Fellow. She has been a 7th-grade science teacher at Leesville Road Middle School in Raleigh, NC for the past five years. Amanda has served as her school’s science department chair, chemical hygiene officer, school improvement team, school leadership team, school positivity/PBIS team, and LRMS’s digital portfolio team. She has also had the privilege of leading many different professional development workshops at her school and hosting several NC State education students in her classroom. She lives in Cary, NC with her husband who is a high school math teacher and her three dogs. Amanda is very excited to take her next step in her career as an NC Principal Fellow at North Carolina State University.
Emem Thompson
Emem earned her undergraduate degree in 2009 from The University of North Carolina Greensboro where she majored in Elementary Education and double minored in Communication Studies and Family and Human Development Studies. She obtained a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in 2011 from Campbell University and graduated magna cum laude. Emem started her career in teaching in 2009 with Harnett County Schools as a kindergarten teacher. She also has experience in the private school sector, where she taught Pre-K for 3 years. Her heart yearned to be back in the public school setting, where she returned in 2014. She has been serving as a kindergarten teacher at WG Pearson Elementary School located in Durham Public Schools. She was recently recognized for exceeding growth during the 2017-2018 school year in reading. She has received the model classroom award and has had the privilege to be co-grade level chair since 2016. She will be attending NC State University.
Graham Witherspoon
Graham graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester NY, with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. He taught 5th and 2nd grades at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School in Stafford, VA. After two years in Stafford VA, he relocated to Orange County, NC, and taught 6th grade science at Standback Middle School. Graham then joined the Raleigh Police Department where he served the City of Raleigh community for 12 years as a Patrol Officer, Community Policing Officer and Youth/Family Services Officer. In 2016 Graham returned to education spending one year at Hodge Road Elementary School before transitioning to a 7th grade social studies position at East Garner Magnet Middle School. Graham has inter-woven his leadership and compassion for students at EGMMS by actively participating on various school boards (Leadership/Vision Team and School Equity board member) and leadership positions. Graham is a graduate student at NC State University working on his Masters in School Administration through the NC State Fellows Program.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Shai Cullop
Shai earned a Bachelor of Science in history and social science with a concentration in teaching and a Minor in Appalachian studies as well as a Master of Science in English and a Graduate Certificate in Appalachian studies from Radford University. She also received Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education Certification from Duke University. After working for 4 years in Higher Education, she began teaching 8th Grade English language arts and social studies at Brogden Middle School in Durham, NC. While at Brogden, she also taught 6th Grade English language arts as well as social studies. Since 2017, she has been at McDougle Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC teaching 8th grade social studies. She has served as a coach for Odyssey of the Mind and Junior Honor Society advisor at McDougle. She was recognized as Brogden Middle School Beginning Teacher of the Year in both 2015 and in 2016. Shai will be working towards her MSA at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Laura Holmes
Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ithaca College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent her career as an English as a Second Language teacher at Glenwood Elementary, part of the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools system. In addition to growing learners, she Co-Chairs her school's Tier 3 MTSS team, mentors beginning teachers, and provides professional development at the school and district level. In Spring 2019, she and her students were selected as North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Student Showcase participants. They demonstrated the use of robotics and coding to drive language and literacy development. Laura is returning to UNC - Chapel Hill to pursue her Masters of School Administration.
Crystal Medlin
Crystal attended East Carolina University ('02) as a NC Teaching Fellow, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Science Education. She started her career in Onslow County, where she taught Earth & Environmental Science and coached women's soccer at her own alma mater, Dixon High School. Crystal moved to the Chapel Hill area in 2005 and began teaching at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, NC. Over the last 13 years, Crystal has had many opportunities for growth in the field of education. In 2008 she earned her National Board certification in Early Adult/Adolescent Science Education, was named as a finalist in 2009-10 Teacher of the Year for Orange County Schools, traveled to Singapore and Malaysia in 2015 as part of the NC Global Educators Program, has served as the district IB Diploma Program Coordinator since 2010, and recently completed the renewal of her NBPTS certification. Crystal continues to serve as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator, a position she's held for 8 years. As a teacher leader at CRHS, she also plays an integral role in the development of school-wide programs including credit recovery, academic remediation programs, master scheduling, and multi-tiered systems of support by sharing student success data and insights. Crystal will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill to earn her Masters in School Administration. Outside of work and school, she stays busy with her husband, Matt, and their three sons.
Darren Williams
Darren earned his bachelor's degree in Communication and Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating, he joined Teach for America and moved to North Carolina to begin his career in education. His first stop was at Conway Middle School in Northampton County, where he taught 7-8th grade special education, served as After-School Programs Coordinator, and coached football, basketball, and baseball. In 2016, he was recognized as one of Northampton County's Beginning Teachers of the Year. Darren later relocated to Cary, NC and joined the staff at Green Hope High School in Wake County. Since then, he's taught in the Occupational Course of Study and served as Special Education Department Chair, Instructional Leadership Team member, and Head Varsity Wrestling Coach. Darren transitioned to a part-time special education teaching position at Hortons Creek Elementary School (WCPSS) while beginning the MSA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC-Charlotte

Antina Avery
Antina Avery earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC and a master’s degree in Finance from Strayer University in Charlotte, NC. She has worked in education, both in public and private settings, for 18 years. Antina has enjoyed being a mentor, a team leader, and chairing special committees. She has taught middle and high schools students in Mathematics and Career Technical Education. During the 2018-2019 school year, Antina served as a high school Business Education instructor at Warlick Academy in Gaston County. She is attending the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Nate Bargeloh
Nate graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. Throughout his 10 years in education, he has had the privilege to hold positions at three schools in Cabarrus County. Nate spent my first nine years in the classroom. He was a social studies teacher Cox Mill High School and he taught US History, AP US History, Civics, Current Events, and Military History at Hickory Ridge High School. During the 2018-2019 school year, he served as District MTSS Coach, offering support and coaching for several additional high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the county, and MTSS Coordinator at Concord High School. Additionally, Nate has coached football for twelve years in Cabarrus County. He returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to participate in the Principal Fellow's Program.
Jennifer Buskey
Jennifer earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from Albion College and Elementary Teaching Certification from Eastern Michigan University. She has taught Kindergarten at Albemarle Road Elementary and 1st grade at Matthews Charter Academy. Additionally, Jennifer designed a Kindergarten writing curriculum through the Charlotte Teachers Institute and completed the National Heritage Academy’s Dean Program. During the 2018-2019 school year, Jennifer served as a Kindergarten teacher at Charlotte East Language Academy in Mecklenburg County. She is attending UNCC’s MSA program as a Principal Fellow.
Imani Harper
Imani earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Africana Studies from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Elementary Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at Albemarle Road Elementary, a Charlotte Mecklenburg School, for seven years. She was a Special Education teacher in the General Education setting for three years and a Special Education teacher in the Separate Setting (Extensions Program) for the following four years. Additionally, she was Chair of the School Leadership Team and the Site Director for the YMCA Y Readers program through Albemarle Road Elementary. The Y Readers program’s mission is to close the achievement gap for K-3rd grade students who are below grade level in reading after school and during the summer. Outside of school, Imani has served as a volleyball coach for Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club for five years. She served as the Lead Teacher of the Extensions program at Albemarle Road Elementary School during the 2018-2019 school year. Imani is attending the MSA program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Courtney Hubbard
Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in elementary education and a master's degree in special education from East Carolina University. In the first six years of her teaching career she taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades at Brassfield Elementary in Wake County. Then, she taught Physical education for two years at Lacy Elementary in Wake County. In 2015, she relocated to Mecklenburg County and has spent the last four years teaching first grade at Sharon Elementary. In 2017, she earned Teacher of the Year for her school and in 2018 she earned Meck Ed Teacher of Excellence for Mecklenburg County. Courtney is attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Michelle Kline
Michelle is originally from Akron, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Middle Childhood Education: Language Arts and Social Studies from Miami University and a Master of Education in Middle Grades English from UNC Charlotte. She taught eighth grade English Language Arts and coached volleyball and softball for ten years at C.C. Griffin Middle School in Cabarrus County Schools. During that time, Michelle also taught one year of social studies and one year of STEM ELA. During the 2018-2019 school year, Michelle taught eighth grade Language and Literature in the IB program at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Cabarrus County Schools. She also served as interim athletic director for the second half of the school year. Michelle is attending UNC Charlotte.
Cathryn Parker Morse
Cathy is a native of Western New York. She attended Alfred State College of Technology receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts & Social Science and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. After graduating from Mansfield, she married her husband and moved to Charlotte, NC joining Cabarrus County Schools in 1999. She taught all subjects in third grade for Bethel Elementary School, and third and fourth grades for Carl A. Furr Elementary, a Title-1 school. During the 2018-2019 school year, she taught fourth grade math and science for Patriots STEM Elementary School, where she was delighted to finish her twentieth year of teaching for Cabarrus County Schools. Eager to begin the next phase of her professional journey, Cathy will be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Christine Nelson
Christine completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn with additional certification in Middle School Language Arts. She has worked as a Grade 5 teacher for the past seven years at Carl A. Furr Elementary School in Cabarrus County. During this time, Christine completed the Teacher Leadership Cohort, served as a leader on the PBIS team, and earned a local endorsement for teaching gifted learners (GLEE). Christine is attending UNCC.
Rebecca Stoudt
Rebecca graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida in 2003 with a BS in Elementary Education. She returned to Cabarrus County, where she grew up, to teach a variety of subjects in first through fifth grades at Winecoff Elementary. She was a classroom teacher for 14 years. Then, Rebecca became a Lead Teacher at A.T. Allen Elementary. She was honored to be a participant of the CCS Teacher Leadership Cohort in 2019. Rebecca is attending The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Allison Teague
Allison completed an undergraduate degree at Gardner-Webb University, where she studied Spanish and earned teacher certification. She recently completed her Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Allison’s teaching career began in Texas, teaching Spanish (K-12) at Texas Christian Academy in Arlington, TX, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1996. In Tennessee, she taught Spanish at Carroll Academy (Huntingdon, TN) and Spanish and Theater Arts at Gleason School (Weakley County Schools). In Kannapolis City Schools, she has taught ESL (Shady Brook Elementary and Kannapolis Middle), middle grades science, language arts, and special education (Kannapolis Middle). She was awarded Teacher of the Year for Kannapolis Middle School in 2012. During the 2018-2019 school year, she served as an ESL teacher at Kannapolis Middle School in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Allison is attending UNCC.

UNC-Greensboro

Ivolyn Bonaparte
Ivolyn earned a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and an associate’s degree in Human Ecology from Shortwood Teachers College in Jamaica. Ivolyn has been teaching for a fulfilling five years. She has taught kindergarten and 3rd grade in the Guilford County school district. She taught kindergarten at Gate City Charter Academy in Guilford during the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, she has served as lead teacher, mentor, and a Dean Prep Academy certificate holder. Ivolyn is proud to be a Spartan as I embark on this journey as a principal fellow at UNCG!
Erin Giustizia
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a minor in management from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. After relocating to North Carolina to become a classroom teacher, she completed the NC Teach program through East Carolina University in Greenville. She was a 7th grade teacher for 5 years in Randolph County Schools, where she earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year for her middle school for the 2016-2017 school year. While teaching in Randolph County Schools, she also coached boys and girls soccer, was a grade level leadership representative, and co-founded her school's running club. During the 2018-2019 school year, Erin served as a 7th grade social studies and English language arts teacher at Western Guilford Middle School in Greensboro. As a Principal Fellow, Erin will earn a Master of School Administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Leslie Ray
Leslie earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education K-12 at Appalachian State University. She has taught and worked with all grade levels during her 15 years in education. She started her career as an EC teacher at the middle school level teaching resource English, Math and Social Studies as well as inclusion English. She then taught at the elementary at a K-8 school using a blended model of inclusion and resource. She spent the majority of her teaching career in the classroom as a high school EC inclusion teacher. She also served as a volleyball coach (at the middle school, high school and junior Olympic level), cheerleading coach, advisor for student government and senior class advisor. Leslie left the classroom 7 years ago and became an EC program specialist at the Alamance-Burlington school system central office. While in this role, she has been a transition specialist, covered all middle schools in the district, covered secondary schools and most recently covered schools k-12 as a support liaison. Leslie is attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro for the MSA program and is extremely excited to be a part of the NC Principal Fellows program.
Dave Wils
Dave graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education and a minor in History. Additionally, he completed an add-on certificate in Academically and Intelligently Gifted Education from High Point University. He has 6.5 years of experience in the classroom and has taught American History and Civics at Lexington Senior High School with Lexington City Schools, 7th grade social studies at Ledford Middle School in Thomasville with Davidson County Schools, and 7th and 8th grade social studies at the Academy at Lincoln in Greensboro, with Guilford County Schools. In the 2018-2019 school year, he taught World History, Civics, and AP Government at Grimsley High School in Greensboro. He has been recognized by the National Education Association as an Early Career Leadership Fellow, and he was honored as the We A.C.T. Movement “Stars of Tomorrow” Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. He will be participating in the Principal Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

UNC-Wilmington

Brandie Everhart
Brandie graduated with a B.S in Elementary education, with a concentration in K-12 reading from East Carolina University. She is currently a fourth grade teacher at Four Oaks Elementary in Johnston County, where she has taught fourth grade reading, and social studies for the past five years. She earned an AIG certification during her 2nd year of teaching. Brandie will be attending the NC Principal Fellows program at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.
Katie Lawson
Katie graduated from Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC in 2010, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, she began teaching 5th grade teacher at Draper Elementary School in Rockingham County. Her second year teaching was spent in 1st grade at Draper Elementary. She then transferred to Western Rockingham Middle School (WRMS) where she taught 6th grade ELA and social studies for four years. In 2016 she left WRMS to become the media coordinator at Dillard Elementary School. She transitioned back into the classroom the following year and taught 11th and 12th grade English at McMichael High School in Rockingham County. Katie is attending The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Reba Lewis
Reba earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2012. She taught kindergarten at Winter Park Elementary in New Hanover County during her first year teaching and third grade at Havelock Elementary in Craven County during her second year. Reba then taught and kindergarten at Tiller School in Beaufort, NC for two years and third grade ELA and Social Studies for three years. She has received three NC Bright Idea grants. Reba is attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Kevin Mininni
Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Secondary Education Teaching Licensure from University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015. He has taught Social Studies Teacher at Hoggard High School in Wilmington for four years. While at Hoggard, he has taught 9-12 grade World History, Civics and Economics, American History I and II, and African American Studies. In addition, he served as the Men’s Tennis Coach for two years and was nominated as the Beginning Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. Kevin is returning to UNCW for the NC Principal Fellows Program.

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