The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


November 15, 2012

Edgecombe Early College High School teacher chosen as Mary Jo Allen Honor Scholar

TARBORO — Edgecombe Early College High School teacher Keith Webb has been named a Mary Jo Allen Honor Scholar by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT).

The scholarship, awarded by the NCCAT Development Foundation, will fund all associated costs of Webb attending his chosen seminar “Teaching the Holocaust: Resources and Reflections,” including a substitute to cover his class during the seminar, food, lodging, travel and program materials. The scholarship also awards Webb with $250 for use in his classroom.

Webb is in his 19th year of classroom instruction and teaches secondary English at the Early College. He chose the Holocaust seminar because as part of the English II curriculum, students extensively study the Holocaust when reading Elie Wiesel's novel “Night.” This unit includes a variety of figures from the Holocaust, including Gerda Wiessmann Klein, Miep Gies, and Anne Frank.

“I will engage in a four-day study of the Holocaust and how to teach this intensely sensitive subject in my English classroom,” said Webb. “I seek to broaden my students' understanding of this period in history, its impact on our world today, and its meaning in their lives.”

Each year, a Mary Jo Allen Honored Educator Scholar from Edgecombe County is chosen to attend an NCCAT seminar of choice. The scholarship was created to honor Dr. Mary Jo Allen, an outstanding educator who taught in Edgecombe County before becoming a superintendent in both Alamance-Burlington and Perquimans County schools.


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