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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Chip Buckwell, Kannapolis City Schools superintendent

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 interview a guest(s).

In this episode of our interview series, the Tar Heel Teachers chat with Chip Buckwell about his 36 years of service to Kannapolis City Schools. He talks about the district’s equity efforts, empowering leaders, and lessons over his career as a teacher, school administrator, and central office administrator.

This episode’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, creator, chief content purveyor, and executive producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Panelist: Amy Tart, fourth grade English/language arts and social studies teacher with Clinton City Schools. Twitter: @Cards4Scholars
  • Middle School Panelist: Dr. Damesha Smith, principal of Brogden Middle School with Wayne County Public Schools. Twitter: @dasmith1908
  • High School Panelist: Brian Link, social studies teacher and director of Social Justice Academy with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, elementary AIG program specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest: Chip Buckwell, superintendent of Kannapolis City Schools. Twitter: @ChipBuckwell

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.