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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Juliana Urtubey, national teacher of the year

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 Juliana Urtubey (2021 National Teacher of the Year) about a host of topics including advanced teaching roles, developing a diverse educator pipeline, seeing bilingual students as linguistically gifted, & more. 

The 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 & social studies teacher with Clinton City Schools. Twitter: @Cards4Scholars
  • Middle School Panelist: Caroline Brickhouse, science teacher with Durham Public Schools. Twitter: @brickhouse_sci
  • High School Panelist: Elena Ashburn, prinicipal of Needham B. Broughton Magnet High School in the Wake County Public Schools System, 2021 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year. Twitter: @NBroughtonHS
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls, elementary AIG specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest: Juliana Urtubey, 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Twitter: @JulianaUrtubey3
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.