Teresa Santis

Assistant Professor of Education

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"After 29 years of teaching in the NC Public School System, I am looking forward to preparing pre-service teachers to work in this noble profession. I have chosen to work at Chowan where I will be able to know the students as individuals and foster their love of teaching and learning."


  • PhD, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Educational Studies, Teacher Education and Development
  • Post Master's Certificate in Reading, Appalachian State University, K-12 Reading Education
  • MA, Appalachian State University, K-12 Reading Education
  • BA, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 6-9 Middle Grades Education

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 201 Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC 305 Children’s Literature
  • EDUC 450 Methods/Materials for LA/SS
  • EDUC 362 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 400 Classroom Assessment
  • EDUC 455 Reading Capstone

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Teacher of the Year, South Davie Middle School, 2009

    Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Honoree, 2006

    Santis, T. (May, 2017). Perceptions of struggling adolescent readers on tier 2 or tier 3 of response to intervention. Retrieved from https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=21962

    Santis, T. (May, 2015). Going 1:1 – A technology facilitator’s experience. North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Online.