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Dr. Charlotte Boger

Dr. Charlotte Boger - Co-Director, Fayetteville State University

Charlotte Boger, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects; B.A. English (Livingstone College); M.Ed. Early Childhood Education & Reading (Texas Woman's University, 1975); Ph.D. Reading & Early Childhood Education (Texas Woman's University, 1982). Dr. Boger came to Fayetteville State university in 1986. Prior to coming to Fayetteville State university, Dr. Boger taught in North Carolina and Texas. Her specialty areas include learning to teach, teacher socialization and portfolio assessment.

Dr. Paris Jones

Dr. Paris Jones, Fayetteville State University

Dr. Paris Jones is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department of the School of Education. He began teaching at Fayetteville State University in 1989 while serving as the Associate Superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools. His entire professional career of 42 years has been in Fayetteville, NC which included teacher, assistant principal, elementary and Junior High school principal, Associate Superintendent for Cumberland County Schools and currently teacher of post graduate, graduate, and undergraduate courses in the Ed Leadership Department.

He has served as a NC Elementary and Secondary Commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This experience allowed him to facilitate the growth and accreditation of schools throughout the state of North Carolina. He continues to provide consultative services in the areas of leadership, management, and public school law.

Dr. Peter Eley

Dr. Peter Eley, Fayetteville State University

Dr. Peter Eley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects. He is currently serving as the advisor for Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and the Middle Grades Club. Dr. Eley attended Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pure Mathematics in May 2000. He attended graduate school immediately after undergrad at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and earned Master's Degrees in Applied Mathematics in 2002 and Mathematics Education in 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2011 also from NCSU. Dr. Eley has taught on multiple levels during his career. He began as a mathematics and science teacher at Eaton Johnson Middle School in Henderson, NC. He gained valuable experience as a high school teacher of mathematics at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC. Dr. Eley's collegiate experiences started at Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC where he worked as the Data Manger/Webmaster for Saint Augustine College in Raleigh. He later relocated to Winston-Salem, NC to work at Winston-Salem State University to serve as the Mathematics and Science Education (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program Coordinator. After serving in the coordinator capacity for five years, Dr. Eley accepted the challenge of becoming an assistant professor at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Eley's research interests are in equity, school policy and technology used to teach mathematics. He has a special interest in middle grades mathematical understanding and motivating students to learn using technology.

Jesse L. Baker Mr. Jesse Baker - Director of Data and Assessment, Fayetteville State University

A graduate of Fayetteville State University and recently completed coursework to obtain his Master's degree from Fayetteville State University, Mr. Baker is the Director of Data and Assessment in the School of Education. He is an Air Force veteran and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Mrs. Christy Thomas

Mrs. Christy Thomas, Fayetteville State University

Mrs. Christy L. Thomas-James is the Professional Development Schools Coordinator (University-School Teacher Education Partnership (U-STEP), Director) for the School of Education. Ms. Thomas attended UNC-Greensboro where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. She earned her Master's of Education from Fayetteville State University. She is licensed to teach all subjects grades K-6; however, she holds a Reading Specialist license for Grades K-12. Additionally, she is a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist). She has worked for the North Carolina Public School systems for 14 years as a classroom teacher. Ms. Thomas has been actively involved in workshop presentations for PRAXIS I. She volunteers as a tutor and mentor for students in Cumberland County Schools.

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