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Betsy Burrows began her teaching career as a high school English teacher and has taught college English, focusing on Rhetoric and Composition, Southern/Appalachian Literature, and English Methods for preservice English teachers in K-12 schools. Currently, she is Director of Teacher Education at Brevard College, North Carolina, where she prepares future teachers for experiential and project-based teaching and learning. She holds degrees in American Literature and Educational Curriculum/Instruction. Her research interests include literacy, project-based learning, and equity and inclusion in education. Betsy serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Educational Studies, and is a founding member of The Democracy Project of Transylvania County, a school system and community partnership in civics education. She volunteers locally with Rise and Shine Freedom School and the local NAACP. When not teaching, reading, and writing, she is hiking along the streams and in the mountains that surround her home. Raised in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States, Betsy looks forward to sharing both the culture of where she lives with Norwegian young people as well as her love of education and the teaching profession with her Norwegian colleagues.
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