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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Dr. Jim Causby

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, the Tar Heel Teachers chat with three-time North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Dr. Jim Causby. He shares stories from his 54-year career as an educator in North Carolina, including his experiences as a teacher, school administrator, and superintendent (Swain County Schools, Polk County Schools, and Johnston County Public Schools).

He discusses how Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is navigating COVID-19 and why the district quickly decided to implement remote learning for the entire first semester.

This week’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Creator, Chief Content Purveyor, & Executive Producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Middle School Panelist: Amy Tart, Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher at Hayesville Middle (Clay County Schools). Twitter: @Cards4Scholars
  • High School Panelist: Mika Twietmeyer, Biology Teacher at Riverside High School (Durham Public Schools). Twitter: @MikaJHunter
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, AIG Program Specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest(s): Dr. Jim Causby, Interim Superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Twitter: @chccs
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.