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Students in M.Ed. Program for Experienced Teachers are named Teachers of the Year

Two teachers enrolled in the School’s Master of Education Program for Experienced Teachers were named 2007-08 Teachers of the Year in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district.

Kara Dickerson, a member of the K-8 mathematics cohort, is Seawell Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.  Dickerson has taught second grade at Seawell for three years and, previously, at Efland Cheeks Elementary in Efland, N.C. for five years. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Applied Communication from Appalachian State University and will receive her M.Ed. from the School of Education in August 2007.

Lisa Oglesby, a member of the K-12 technology cohort, is McDougle Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. A fifth grade teacher, Oglesby has taught at McDougle since it opened in 1996.  Previously, she taught at Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill and at schools in the Gaston County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools systems.  Oglesby received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C.  She is scheduled to complete the M.Ed. Program for Experienced Teachers in August 2009.

Teachers of the Year from all the schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district were honored at a reception held May 10 at the Carolina Inn.

The M.Ed. Program for Experienced Teachers was initiated by the School of Education in 2001 to meet the needs of practicing teachers who want to expand their understanding of teaching and learning. In this part-time program, teachers complete 31 hours of graduate coursework over three summers and two academic years. Cohorts are developed based on teacher interest in a particular specialty area.