Karyn Collie Dickerson

Dickerson, Karyn

Guest Blogger

2013 North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Greensboro, North Carolina

Karyn Collie Dickerson, a National Board Certified Teacher, was an English teacher at Grimsley High School and the North Carolina Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. She has taught English at every grade level in grades six-12.

Karyn is currently an advisory member on the North Carolina State Board of Education, a member of the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Council, a North Carolina Education Policy Fellow graduate and an academic coach in Guilford County Schools. She is also a member of the Center for Teaching Quality Collaboratory.

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Posted June 12, 2015
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Let’s Take the Training Wheels Off and Let Students Learn

Small children on two-wheeled bicycles, ages 3 and 4, with the wind in their hair, smiles on their faces and…

By Karyn Collie Dickerson

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
loveteaching

Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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