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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Bev Emory interview

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


In this special episode, the Tar Heel Teaches chat with Bev Emory as she prepares for retirement after 41 years of service as an educator. She spent 25 years as a superintendent in a few districts including Pitt County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Currently, she serves as the executive director of Leandro support for the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction.

This episode’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, creator, chief content purveyor, & executive producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Panelist: Amy Tart, fourth grade teacher at Sunset Avenue Elementary School, Clinton City Schools. Twitter: @Cards4Scholars
  • Middle School Panelist: Joy Williams, principal of Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School, Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @JeraldsNick
  • High School Panelist: Jason Edwards, English teacher at Overhills High School, Harnett County Schools.
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, elementary AIG specialist, Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest
    • Bev Emory, executive director of Leandro support for the State Board of Education & the Department of Public Instruction. Twitter: @DrBevREmory
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.