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National Humanities Center Names 2022–23 Teacher Advisory Council

June 1, 2022

Twenty Educators Selected from Fourteen States

The National Humanities Center has announced the selection of twenty gifted educators from across the country as members of its 2022–23 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, from schools in fourteen states, will work with the Center’s Education Programs staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting the Center’s nationally-recognized resources and programs that support humanities teaching and professional development at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels.

The Teacher Advisory Council was formed by the National Humanities Center to aid in its ongoing effort to provide the most effective resources for humanities educators. “The Center’s education resources and webinars are used by teachers all over the country,” said NHC Vice President for Education Programs, Andy Mink, “and our teacher advisors help ensure that we deliver classroom tools and professional development experiences that are not only rich in scholarly content but pedagogically sound and relevant in a wide variety of classroom settings.”

“We are particularly pleased by the array of learning environments represented in this year’s group,” said Mink. “This year’s council includes educators who work with students all the way from the middle school grades through college, in both public and private institutions, and from rural, suburban, and urban school districts.”

The newly named council members are:

  • Antonia Alberga-Parisi, Forsyth Central High School (Cumming, GA)
  • Charletta Barringer-Brown, Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
  • Christopher Caver, National Louis University (Chicago, IL)
  • Gina Elia, North Broward Preparatory School (Coconut Creek, FL)
  • Aric Foster, Armada Area Schools (Armada, MI)
  • Carl Gregory, Byhalia Middle School (Byhalia, MS)
  • Donald Jenkins, North Whidbey Middle School (Oak Harbor, WA)
  • George Knips, North Brunswick High School (Leland, NC)
  • Bernadette May-Beaver, The Lovett School (Atlanta, GA)
  • Michelle Neyrey, Spring Independent School District (Houston, TX)
  • Hannah Page, Raleigh Charter High School (Raleigh, NC)
  • Rachel Lantz, PORTA Jr-Sr High School (Petersburg, IL)
  • Megan Large, South Webster High School (South Webster, OH)
  • Vickie Machado, Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
  • Barbara Markham, The Padua Academy (Wilmington, DE)
  • Jessica Odom, Charles B. Jordan High School (Durham, NC)
  • Amanda Oswalt, Collin College (Frisco, TX)
  • Kyle Smith, Superior High School (Superior, WI)
  • Sharolyn Stauffer, Star Valley High School (Afton, WY)
  • Kyle Tingley, White Station High School (Memphis, TN)

Members of the Teacher Advisory Council will evaluate existing online offerings, pilot new materials with their students and provide feedback as to their feasibility, and assist the Center’s education team in raising awareness of the resources and platforms with their colleagues nationwide.

Since 1984 the National Humanities Center has included teacher professional development as a key part of its mission. In recent years, the Center’s education resources have expanded exponentially, allowing teachers from across the United States to participate in live webinars with leading scholars, to freely download thousands of primary source materials ready-made for classroom use, and to access digital lessons and other tools that are ideally suited to teaching twenty-first-century skills.

About the National Humanities Center’s Education Programs

The National Humanities Center is an independent institute for advanced study dedicated to advancing significant humanistic study and reflection and to making those insights available both inside and outside the academic world. Through its Education Programs, the Center seeks to strengthen teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Model programs developed at the Center provide teachers and faculty with new materials and instructional strategies to make them more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.


Don Solomon
Director of Communications