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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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