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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Eugenia Floyd

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 conduct an in-depth interview with Eugenia Floyd, who was recently selected as the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year. Eugenia is fourth grade literacy teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

She began her career as a teacher’s assistant after graduating from UNC-Greensboro. She earned her teacher certification from NC Central University and a master’s degree in Gifted Education from Elon University. She is also a product of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

This week’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, creator, chief content purveyor, and executive producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers.
  • Elementary School Panelist: Cassandra Parsons, exceptional children’s and MTSS specialist with the Innovative School District. Twitter: @cparsonsec.
  • Middle School Panelist: Amy Tart, fifth grade teacher with Clay County Schools. Twitter: @Cards4Scholars.
  • 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: Eugenia Floyd, 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year. Twitter: @Gina4Lit.
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.