Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is a Chapel Hill native whose research examines federal education policy and curricular resources for Social Studies teachers. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Music with a minor in Native American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and her Master’s of Education from Lipscomb University in 2011. Meredith is currently finishing her Ph.D. in American Studies at UNC after previously serving as a middle school Spanish, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies teacher in Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to her doctoral studies, she curates the online literary magazine, The 90%: Stories of Diaspora from Indian Country. Meredith currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but Chapel Hill will always be home. 

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Building safe spaces: Celebrating teachers who support native youth

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Bit & Grain. Leslie Locklear: I was born and raised under the tall pines...