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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with James E. Ford, executive director of CREED (Center for Racial Equity in Education)

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 talk with James E. Ford (executive director of CREEDCenter for Racial Equity in Education) about his comprehensive report titled E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools.

Ford is also a member of the State Board of Education, and he was recognized as the 2014 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year. 

This week’s panel:

    • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Upward Bound Director with Sampson County Schools. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
    • Elementary School Panelist: Amy Tart, 5th Grade Math/Science Teacher with Clay County Schools. Twitter: @cards4scholars
    • Middle School Panelist: 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): James E. Ford, Executive Director of CREED (Center for Racial Equity in Education). Twitter: @JEFordNCTOY
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.