Central Region Candidates

Candidates for Central Region Vice Presidents

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Elementary: Michelle Harger and Sha Mosley

 Michelle Harger

Michelle Harger is a fifth-grade teacher at Asheboro City Schools who works with students to help them become life-long learners. She believes in the significance of a great foundational education and that all students can achieve no matter their experiences, lifestyles, religions, or beliefs. After beginning her career in Business and Accounting, Michelle became a teacher through the Lateral Entry Program in Guilford County Schools in 2012. Believing she could make a difference in every child’s life and education, she turned to sharing her knowledge with her students. Beginning her teaching career as an Exceptional Children’s teacher for the Regional Behavior Support classroom, Michelle later transitioned to the regular education classroom as a fifth-grade teacher, using her exceptional children experience to lay the groundwork for helping all students to succeed. Michelle was named 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School, as well as James L. Jeffries 2012-2013 Guilford County Schools Alternative Certification Track Teacher of the Year.  Michelle holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Accounting from Ashford University, a MEd specializing in Mathematics from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently pursuing her Post-Masters Certificate in School Administration, also at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 Sha Mosley

Hello my name is Sha Mosley. I graduated from Appalachian State University with my B.S. degree in Elementary Education. I attended High Point University where I received my master’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in literacy. I am currently in pursuit of obtaining my doctorate degree from Appalachian State University. I currently teach at Southwest Elementary school as a third grade teacher. I have been a teacher for 12 years. I received the Teacher of the year award for 2018-2019 for Southwest Elementary School. I also received the Teacher of the year for 2018-2019 award for my district in Lexington NC.

Middle Grades: Tonya Ford and Lydia Kirkman

Tonya Ford Tonya Ford

I have been teaching middle school mathematics in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school system for seven years.  I have been an active member of NCCTM for many years.  The information I have received from presenting at the various conferences and attending other sessions have been invaluable.   I have coordinated and participated in STEM outreach programs for youth in the Central Region for over five years.  I have mentored beginning math teachers and I have been a cooperating teacher for student teachers attending area colleges and universities.  My mission is to help beginning teachers maneuver the challenges of teaching, planning, and professional development.  Our students deserve teachers that are passionate and excited about their academic, emotional, and social success.  I am running for office to make a difference in our schools by ensuring teachers are receiving professional development that is useful and beneficial to the everyday challenges experienced. 

Lydia Kirkman Lydia Kirkman

I have been teaching middle school math for 16 of my 30 years in the Guilford County school system and am currently working as the math instructional coach at Northwest Middle School.  I’ve served in many roles over the years, but nothing is more important to me than continuing to learn and grow as a teacher and to share what I’ve learned with colleagues and the mathematics community.   I was named NCCTM Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher in 2014 for my region and received the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year award for Northwest Middle School.  I have been a member of NCCTM for several years and have presented at and attended many of the fall conferences.  I am honored to be considered to serve on the NCCTM board and to be able to give back to this amazing community. 

High School: Wendy Bartlett and Julie Reulbach

Wendy Bartlett Wendy Bartlett

Wendy Bartlett has been teaching mathematics for 22 years. She is currently in her third year teaching Math 1 and Honors Math 2 at Reagan High School. Previously, she taught mathematics for 19 years at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, NC. Wendy has always stated that teaching is her calling. This is exhibited in her tireless work ethic and desire to inspire every student to love mathematics. Using technology to ensure student learning and engagement is her passion. In her classroom you will see students using a variety of technology tools to deepen their conceptual understanding of mathematics.  She has received The Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award from Wake Forest University, The Career Award in Science and Mathematics Teaching from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Wendy has presented professional development sessions at conferences organized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, sharing topics like: "Using Desmos in the Classroom," "Using Technology for Formative Assessment," and "Math 1 Tasks - Tried and True!" Wendy has a B.S. in mathematics from Wake Forest University, an M.A.Ed. from UNC Charlotte, and her National Board Certification in mathematics/adolescent and young adulthood.

Julie Reulbach Julie Reulbach

I love getting involved and helping other teachers! I am especially passionate about helping teachers learn innovative ways to incorporate technology into their math curriculum. NCCTM has facilitated this passion throughout my career. I write a math education blog, iSpeakMath.org, and am active with math educators around the world on Twitter.  But I am thankful for NCCTM as it has allowed me to connect with and learn from other educators in person, locally and across my State. I have taught high school and middle school mathematics for almost 20 years. I am currently teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 at Cannon School in Concord.  Previously, I taught 6th and 7th grade math at a project-based school. I have a BS in mathematics from Marshall University and a MaEd from Wake Forest University, and I am currently a Desmos Fellow. I would be grateful for an opportunity to serve on NCCTM so I give back to an organization that has enabled me to connect with amazing educators. 

College: Peter Eley and Adam Pennell

Peter Eley Peter Eley

Peter Eley is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Fayetteville State University. As a scholar/ researcher he has published journal articles and books chapters in addition to funded grants in technology & equity.  Dr. Eley has served as both a middle and high school math teacher in North Carolina and holds current licensure.    Dr. Eley has served NCCTM as a technology and vendor support volunteer for the conferences.  On the National level, Dr. Eley is currently serving on the NCTM Planning committee for the 2019 San Diego Conference.

Adam Pennell Adam Pennell

I went to college at the University of North Carolina to be a medical doctor.  It only took me three and a half years of Chemistry and a long conversation with my mom to remember that my first love was mathematics.  After finishing my degree in math, I decided I wanted to teach at the college level.  So, I went to graduate school.  I completed my Ph.D. in mathematics at North Carolina State University. My full-time teaching started at Bluefield College, and I am currently at Greensboro College.  Both schools are wonderful places to teach.  They are both very small schools with small classes.  Both of them have afforded me the chance to really get to know my students and focus on teaching.  In my pursuit to become a better teacher, I became involved with Texas Instrument’s T3 program (Teachers Teaching with Technology).  I am currently a T3 National Instructor, and I believe that the marriage between pedagogy and technology makes an incredible difference to student learning.  What excites me about working with T3 is that I get to share what I have learned with my fellow teachers, and I hope to pass along a passion for and an understanding of the appropriate use of technology in teaching and learning. I have presented at NCCTM state and regional conferences since 2011, and I have greatly benefited from my association with NCCTM.  I am running for Central Region Vice-President for Colleges to try to give back to this wonderful organization. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son.  Janet and I have been married for 27 years, and our son is nine.

A Message From Our President

Kathy Jaqua
Western Carolina University

You have the power to change the future of Mathematics Teaching in North Carolina.

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