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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Supporting English learners 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 chat with Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson and Xatli Stox, ESL/Title III consultants at the state Department of Public Instruction, about resources available to English learners 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: Sheila Evans, Principal of White Oak Elementary in Edenton-Chowan Public Schools & 2020 Wells Fargo Northeast Region Principal of the Year. Twitter: @SheilaEvansNC 
  • Middle School Panelist: Tammy White, Band Director with Guilford County Schools. Twitter: @kisertigerband
  • 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):Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson and Xatli Stox (ESL/Title III Consultants at NCDPI). Twitter: @imannthrower  and @teachuncaerxatli 
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.