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Cheryl Horton, Director
Dr. Cheryl T. Horton graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a BS in Biology and received an MA in Biology from UNC-Greensboro. She worked in scientific research laboratories for a short time before starting a career in education. She completed her Ph.D. in Science Education from N.C. State University.
Most of her science education experience is from higher education. She was the Teacher Education Coordinator/Licensure Officer at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Horton found school placements for CDFS, Elementary, Middle and Secondary School student teachers. She was the liaison between all student interns and their respective Human Resource School District offices (LEA). A short list of her positions includes being a Clinical Assistant Professor of Science Education and former Director of the Carolina Teaching Fellows program in The School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to twelve years of higher education teaching experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she taught for four years at NCCU.
Dr. Horton’s teaching experience includes both Graduate and Undergraduate courses. She taught Elementary Science Methods and Middle Grades Science Methods. She also spent time as a University Supervisor for over 16 years. Dr. Horton has worked with many Cooperating (or Mentor) Teachers.
Public School Teaching Experience
Dr. Horton’s public-school teaching includes teaching science courses such as Physical Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Biology at the high school level. She taught in Vance and Guilford County Schools. Dr. Horton taught high school students in the Summer Ventures program at NC Central. She taught the Human Anatomy/Physiology and Forensic Science modules. Dr. Horton has extensive experience in STEM related programs. For example, she was the North Carolina State Science Fair Judge Coordinator for several years.