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Perspective | Interview with Dr. Mary Hemphill, NC director of K-12 computer science

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. Mary Hemphill about her work as the North Carolina director for K-12 computer science at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She talks about the #IAmCS Campaign, which was launched to encourage more girls to pursue computer science courses and degrees. She also talks about how the state will integrate computer science into the NC Standard Course of Study.

This week’s panel:

    • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Upward Bound Director with Sampson County Schools. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
    • Elementary School Panelist: Marsha Sirkin, Instructional Technology Facilitator with Carteret County Schools. Twitter: @MarshaSirkin
    • Middle School Panelist: Cassandra Parsons, Special Education Teacher with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @cparsonec
    • High School Panelist: Ashley Melendrez, Family and Consumer Science Teacher with Sampson County Schools.
    • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, AIG Program Specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
    • Guest(s): Dr. Mary Hemphill, NC Director of K-12 Computer Science. Twitter: @limitless_lady
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.