Karyn Collie Dickerson

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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

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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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