2019 CTI Fellows

Frankly Speaking: White Privilege

Seminar Leader:  Shannon Sullivan, Philosophy, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator:  Latonda Mitchell, 5th Grade, Mountain Island Lake Academy
Jeffrey Barnes, Math, Rocky River High
Kimberli Darling, Math, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Yasmin Forbes, African American Studies, Mallard Creek High
Amber Geckeler, 3rd Grade, Oakhurst STEAM Academy
Adriana Hart, 1st Grade, Huntingtowne Farms Elementary
Emily Hill, Kindergarten, Shamrock Gardens Elementary
Benjamin Lyall, French, North Mecklenburg High
Kimberly Palmer, English, Merancas Middle College
Ashley Robinson, 5th Grade, Reedy Creek Elementary
Emily Rucki, Math, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Todd Statome, Philosophy, East Mecklenburg High
Ryan Steele History, Mallard Creek High

How to Build a Human

Seminar Leader:  Brendan Kern, Biology, Johnson C. Smith University
Coordinator:  Kim Mayes, Science, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Arianna Bonner, Social Studies, Martin Luther King Middle
Jennifer Forrester, Science, Harding University HS
Tenequa Jones, Science, Marie G. Davis Academy
Deborah Jung, Media, Winding Springs Elementary
Jennifer Ladanyi, Language Arts, Bailey Middle
Breona McNeil, Science, Martin Luther King Middle
Roxanne Miller, Science, James Martin Middle
Jennifer Selfridge, Science, Bailey Middle
Kristina White, Music, Oaklawn Language Academy
Erika Williams, Science, Philip O. Berry Academy
Connie Wood, Science, East Mecklenburg High

Childhood and the City Space in Literature

Seminar Leader:  Janaka Lewis, English, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator:  Lecia Shockley, 1st Grade, Selwyn Elementary
Sanassa Burnett, English, Albemarle Road Middle
Jacci Fizet, Kindergarten, Renaissance West STEAM Academy
Natalie Jones, Art, West Charlotte High
Heather Nash, Science, Rama Road Elementary
Christa Robles, Social Studies, Ranson Middle
Juanita Razor, English, Wilson Middle
Nichole Robinson-McLeod, Language Arts, Mountain Island Lake Academy
Nicole Shanley, Math, Mountain Island Lake Academy
Carolyn Simmons, Pre-K, Governors’ Village STEM Academy
Julie Soto-Pendleton, 2nd Grade, University Park Creative Arts
Toya Watson, Language Arts, Whitewater Middle
Gia Wright, English, Rocky River High

Children in War and Conflict

Seminar Leader:  Oscar Lansen, History, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator:  Pia Townes, Social Studies, Wilson STEM Academy
Cassandra Alexander, Social Studies, James Martin Middle
Audrey Dorante, History, East Mecklenburg High
Mariella Fernandes, ELL, Whitewater Middle
Jessica Hon, Social Studies, Piedmont Open IB Middle
Toni Johnson, 5th Grade, Parkside Elementary School
Shannon McFarland, English, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Victoria Natland, History, Garinger High
Luke Rizzoli, English, West Charlotte High
Jackie Smith, Science, W.A. Hough High
Samantha Spezzano, Kindergarten, Merry Oaks International Academy
Rachel Varghese, History, Butler High
Jonathan Wall, History, Rocky River High

Climate Science and Solution Strategies

Seminar Leader: Brian Magi, Geography and Earth Sciences, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Geneva Bell, Science, James Martin Middle
Tamara Babulski, History, Independence High
Jessica Bronte, Science, Martin Luther King Middle
Dalton Cooper, Math, West Charlotte High
Takeema Evans, Science, Hawthorne Academy
Indica Feole, Kindergarten, Winding Springs Elementary
Keira Freeman, Math/Science, Carmel Middle
Beth Kerr, 1st Grade, Bain Elementary
Shota Kinjo, 5th Grade, E.E. Waddell Language Academy
Ted Miracle, Science, Devonshire Elementary
Julie Ruppersberger, Language Arts, Wilson Middle
Cannon Shipman, Math, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Teresa Strohl, Art, Barringer Academic Center

Africa: Beneath the Headlines

Seminar Leader: Beth Whitaker, Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Eli Davis, Special Education, Lincoln Heights Academy
Priscilla Anderson, English, Martin Luther King Middle
Andrew Bartkowiak, History, Northwest School of the Arts
Franchone Bey, English, West Charlotte High
Matt Cramer, Social Studies, Piedmont Open IB Middle
Veronica Hall, History, Cochrane Academy
Shannon Hardy, Language Arts, Ranson Middle
Christie Johnson, Science/Social Studies, Northridge Middle
Kenan Kerr, English, Whitewater Middle
Megan Koransky, Library Media, Bain Elementary
Jarvis Lamb, Social Studies, Ashley Park PreK-8
Denatia Palmer, English, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Katie Willett, History, Independence High

Writing in Mathematics

Seminar Leader:  Madelyn Colonnese, Reading & Elementary Education, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator:  Emily Burrell, Math, Piedmont Middle
Juan Acosta, Math, Independence High
Diana Avery-Gaskins, Math, Northwest School of the Arts
Errol Brown, Math, South Mecklenburg High
Catherine Cordero, 3rd Grade, Dorothy J. Vaughn Academy
Pilar Cuervo Cerezo, Kindergarten, Oaklawn Language Academy
Katelyn Gardepe, 4th Grade, Selwyn Elementary
Whitney Graham, 2nd Grade, Joseph W. Grier Academy
Renee Hall, Kindergarten, Mountain Island Lake Academy
Karyn Hays, 3rd Grade, Davidson Elementary
Melody Lam, Computer Science, W.A. Hough High
Joshua Trujillo, Science, W.A. Hough High
Glenda Winborne, 1st Grade, Bain Elementary

Time Travel: Using Music to Explore Past, Present, and Future Messages

Seminar Leader:  Jasmine Corbett, Communication Studies, Johnson C. Smith University
Coordinator:  Zach Sanford, Special Education, W.A. Hough High
Carla Aaron-Lopez, Art, Whitewater Middle
Brad Baker, History, W.A. Hough High
Deborah Brown, English, Vance High
Albertia Burgess, English, West Charlotte High
Katie Butler, Dance, South Charlotte Middle
Davisha Covington, Math, Marie G. Davis Academy
Jasmine Dozier, Social Studies, Cochrane Collegiate Academy
Tina Jones-McDow, English, Rocky River High
Jaclyn Peterson, 5th Grade, David Cox Road Elementary
Sandie Spraggins, 5th Grade, Irwin Academic Center
Shealynn Womble, English, Whitewater Middle