About the author

Justin Parmenter began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching high school English in Albania shortly after the fall of communism.  He later taught in Istanbul, Turkey, and on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona.  He is now a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Justin was named a finalist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher of the year in 2016.  He currently serves as a Design Team member with Hope Street Group’s North Carolina Teacher Voice Network  and on the advisory boards of Public Schools First NC and Red 4 Ed NC.  He writes frequently about public education in North Carolina.  You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinParmenter.

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