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 Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 23, 2020

We Must Vote for the Candidates Who Will Implement the Right Policies for Our Kids

I first met Shennell McCloud when she was Director of Recruitment, and then as Director of Advocacy for KIPP New Jersey, a charter school network…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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