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Overview of career prior to moving to Chapel Hill in 1987 from Dayton, OH; Taught in Virginia from 1972-85; small size of Chapel Hill district when he first arrived as assistant superintendent;discusses decrease of university influence over time;awareness of race and desegregation awareness because of work in Richmond and Portsmouth, VA; legacy of Northside and Lincoln; talks about naming the many new schools in Chapel Hill after black figures (James MacDougald, R.D. Smith); opening of East Chapel Hill High School and idea to name it after Lincoln; preserving Lincoln’s legacy; racial achievement gap in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; formation of Blue Ribbon Task Force; reorganization of gifted and handicapped classes, academic tracking; pushback against heterogeneous classes; disparity between liberal Chapel Hill ideas and actions; underrepresentation of African-American students in gifted classrooms; Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocacy Program and his relationship with mentee; AVID program and Terry Greenlund; involvement in Minority Student Achievement Network; dual-language education in CHHCS; change in racial demographics of school system; charter schools; possibility of merger with Orange County; construction of Elementary School 11 (Northside Elementary); affect of student rentals in Northside neighborhood.

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