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Perspective | Interview with Dr. June Atkinson, former North Carolina state Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tar Heel Teachers at Home is a weekly videocast focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations about education. Each week, a panel of educators interview a guest(s).

In this videocast, the Tar Heel Teachers chat with Dr. June Atkinson about her 11-year tenure as the first female to serve as North Carolina’s State Superintendent. She shares why she originally ran for state Superintendent, and she provides her opinion about current department happenings including the mClass/Istation situation. She also talks about her life now, including her work as the CEO of Emerald Education, a consultancy firm.

This week’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Upward Bound Director with Sampson County Schools. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Panelist: Amy Tart, 5th Grade Math/Science Teacher with Clay County Schools. Twitter: @cards4scholars
  • Middle School Panelist: Special Education Teacher with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @cparsonec
  • High School Panelist: Mika Twietmeyer, Biology Teacher with Durham Public Schools. Twitter: @MikaJHunter
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, AIG Program Specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest(s): Dr. June Atkinson, Former North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Twitter: @DrJuneAtkinson
Marlow Artis

Marlow Artis is the Creator and Chief Content Purveyor for Tar Heel Teachers, which encompasses a website, an educational panel talk show, a videocast: Tar Heel Teachers at Home, and an educational travel series: Tar Heel Teachers on the Road. In addition to moderating and executive producing these media platforms, he happily served for five years as a sixth grade English/Language Arts teacher.