Perspective

A case for more male teachers

About the authors

Douglas Price is an educator with 10 years of classroom experience. He teaches sixth grade at Voyager Academy in Durham, NC, where he helped develop a cross-disciplinary PBL classroom. Currently he serves as a Hope Street Group Fellow, and in the past he has participated in several key fellowships throughout NC, including the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (NC Public Forum), and the NC Collaborative (Duke Research Clinical Institute).

Hailey Yancey is a sophomore at Voyager Academy High School and has attended Voyager since 4th grade. In her free time, she volunteers for organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, and at local elementary and middle schools. This year will be her 4th year volunteering and fundraising with LLS. In her first year of fundraising (2013), Hailey raised $1,000 making her a Bright Light. Since then, she has consistently raised more for the cause. In 2016, Hailey was honored with the Mayor’s and President’s Award for completing over 200 service hours during the 2015 school year.

Michael McKenna is a sophomore at Voyager Academy High School and  has attended Voyager since the 4th grade. Michael has been acting since the 4th grade, and was even honored with Raleigh Little Theatre’s own Cantey Award in for “Best Actor in a Cameo Role.” This year was Michael’s first year of High School Wrestling. He and the wrestling team came in 3rd place state-wide for 1A schools. Michael began playing soccer in 7th grade for Voyager, and after the school season of 7th grade,  joined the Capital Area Soccer League. He has recently applied for the National Honor Society.

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