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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Mark Byrd, Wilkes County Schools superintendent

Tar Heel Teachers Presents is a series of special conversations that highlight important topics. Each episode features a diverse panel of experts, change agents, and thought leaders.

In this episode, the Tar Heel Teachers chat with Mark Byrd about his selection as the 2021-2022 Northwest Regional Superintendent of the Year. Byrd has been the superintendent of Wilkes County Schools since 2016. He is the eighth superintendent of Wilkes County Schools since 1899.

This episode’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis – creator, chief content purveyor, & 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: Erin Ellington – music teacher with Watauga County Schools. Twitter: @EllingtonErinM
  • High School Panelist: Mika Twietmeyer – biology teacher with Durham Public Schools. Twitter: @MikaJHunter
  • Support Personnel Panelist: Aritia Smalls – Elementary AIG Specialist with Cumberland County Schools. Twitter: @SmallsAritia
  • Guest
    • Mark Byrd – Superintendent of Wilkes County Schools. Twitter: @WilkesCoSchools
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.