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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: NC DPI district and regional support during COVID-19

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 are joined by Dr. Bev Emory, deputy superintendent for district and regional support, and two regional case managers: Dr. Jeremy Gibbs (Western) & Dr. Frances Harris-Burke (Piedmont-Triad) to discuss how the NC Department of Public Instruction is providing district and regional support during COVID-19.

This week’s panel:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, Creator, Chief Content Purveyor, & Executive Producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Panelist: Dr. Jennifer Brinson, Principal of Wolf Meadow Elementary & 2020 Wells Fargo Southwest Regional Principal of the Year. Twitter: @jgbrinson
  • Middle School Panelist: Cassandra Parsons, 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)
    • Dr. Bev Emory (@DrBevREmory), Deputy Superintendent of District & Regional Support
    • Dr. Jeremy Gibbs (@JeremyRGibbs), Regional Case Manager for the Western Region
    • Dr. Frances Harris-Burke (@FrancesHarrisBu), Regional Case Manager for the Piedmont-Triad Region
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.