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Perspective | Interview with Dr. Scott Elliott, Superintendent of Watauga County Schools

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. Scott Elliott about why Watauga County Schools is a great place to learn and work. He shares details about his background, including a stint educating prisoners, which influences how he views discipline practices in the school system. He shares his thoughts about the power of public education, the relationship between school choice and segregation, calendar flexibility, professional development, teacher/principal recruitment, and more. Recently, Dr. Elliott was named the Northwest North Carolina Regional Superintendent of the Year.

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. Scott Elliott, Superintendent of Watauga County Schools. Twitter: @scottelliott_nc
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.