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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: A superintendent’s response to COVID-19

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, superintendent of Watauga County Schools, and Dr. Rob Jackson, superintendent of Edenton-Chowan Public Schools, about how their districts are navigating COVID-19.

We discuss self-care, certified/classified work expectations, internet access/equity, hiring practices, teacher evaluations, licensure, social/emotional support for teachers, connecting with students, and more.

This week’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Creator, Chief Content Purveyor, and Executive Producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Panelist: Jeanie Owens, fifth grade teacher with Hyde County Schools & 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Northeast Regional Teacher of the Year.
  • Middle School Panelist: Cassandra Parsons, 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 (@scottelliott_nc), Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, and Dr. Rob Jackson (@Dr_Rob_Jackson), Superintendent of Edenton-Chowan Public Schools
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.