Morehead-Cain honors more than 400 educators from around the world for outstanding impact on young leaders

News & Spotlights | January 8, 2024
The 2024 Morehead-Cain Impact Educators come from thirty-five states, the District of Columbia, and twelve countries.

Morehead-Cain is pleased to announce the 2024 Impact Educators recognized by semifinalists for the Morehead-Cain Class of 2028. The 445 Impact Educators come from thirty-five states, the District of Columbia, and twelve countries. Twenty educators recognized this year were also recognized in 2023 as part of the inaugural cohort.

The Impact Educator initiative celebrates K–12 educators from around the world who are shaping tomorrow’s leaders. The honorees are recognized by outstanding high school seniors for shaping their students’ lives and leadership learning.

“We are proud to recognize 445 outstanding educators who ignite the spark of curiosity in our future leaders,” said Chris Bradford, president of Morehead-Cain. “Their dedication, passion, and impact shape hearts and minds and lay the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. We thank these teachers for being architects of hope.”

View the full list of the 2024 Impact Educators below.

2024 Impact Educators

The Impact Educators are listed below alphabetically by North Carolina, out-of-state (other U.S. states and the District of Columbia), and international.

North Carolina | Out-of-State | International

North Carolina

Jordan Adair
Durham Academy

Thomas Andrejkovics
Currituck County High School

Gabriel Argao
Leesville Road High School

Hannah Ashley
West Stokes High School

Tamar Avineri
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Leah Barlow
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Melinda Barnhardt
Cedar Ridge High School

Leslie Belcher*
William Amos Hough High School

Kendall Bell
Cary Academy

Sarah Bell
Charles E. Jordan Senior High School

Jennifer Bennett
Jesse O. Sanderson High School

Sean Bennett
Mount Tabor High School

Mary Jordan
Benoit Providence Day School

Gina Billingsley
Highlands School

Drew Blazo
Terry Sanford Senior High School

Laura Bolling-Griffith (retired)

Shannon Boone
Dixon High School

Laura Bowen
Cape Fear Academy

Ken Boyer
Voyager Academy High School

Sarah Bradley
Greenfield School

Eric Broer
Leesville Road High School

Allison Bruner
Willow Spring High School

Seth Buddy
Carolina Day School

Deborah Butler
West Carteret High School

Jennifer Button
Pine Forest Senior High School

Kara Caccuitto*
Cary Academy

Lyn Cagle
The O’Neal School

Ian Cahall
South Mecklenburg High School

Christen Campbell
Chapel Hill Senior High School

Matthew Campolmi
Ardrey Kell High School

David Cantrell*
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Micheal Cargill
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Carrie Carman-Jewers*
Arendell Parrott Academy

Karen Carroll
Ravenscroft School

Emily Carson
Needham B. Broughton High School

Annie Castro
Providence Day School

Tim Chavel
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Sharon Cherry
Washington County High School (formerly Plymouth High School)

April Cheuvront
Avery County High School

Carla Ciccarelli
William Amos Hough High School

John Clevenger
R. J. Reynolds Senior High School

Kathryn Cogdell
Lake Norman High School

Randy Combs
Watauga Innovation Academy

Meagan Coneybeer
NC Innovation

Keith Cooper
Chapel Hill Senior High School

Josh Cooper
Caldwell Early College High School

David Corsbie
Green Hope High School (former)

Lisa Covington
Enloe Magnet High School

Lew Davidson
Concord Academy

Michael Devine
Pinecrest High School

Erik Dillard
The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T

Russell Dorrell
Northern Guilford High School

Leslie Dott
Apex High School

Alex Drake
Research Triangle High School

Mark Eichinger-Wiese (retired)

William Edwards
Durham Academy

Zachary Erwin
A. L. Brown High School

Shawna Farbotnik
Pinecrest High School

Allison Faulkenberry
Pine Lake Preparatory

Kenny Felder*
Raleigh Charter High School

Layla Ferguson
East Rutherford High School

Heather Ferguson*
Gray Stone Day School

Stephen Ferguson
Cardinal Gibbons High School

Chrissie Ficken
Cary Christian High School

Victoria Fiore
Myers Park High School

Brian Foster

Gretchen Fredrick
Charlotte Latin School

Noel Freidline
Davidson Day School

Collyn Gaffney
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-West Campus


Todd Gealy
North Raleigh Christian Academy

Arthur Gilliam
Richmond Senior High School

Nathan Gilson
Carmel Christian School

Shannon Godfrey
Harnett Central High School

Alan Goldstein
Research Triangle High School

Terrell Gould
Havelock High School

Carole Griffin
J. F. Webb Senior High School

James Guy
Edgecombe Early College High School

Natasha Haas
Alexander Central High School

Stephen Hairgrove
Ardrey Kell High School

Jennifer Hall
John T. Hoggard High School

Paige Hamblin
University Christian High School

Caroline Hann
Jesse C. Carson High School

Shannon Hanson
Pisgah High School

Misty Harris
Ledford Senior High School

Linda Harvel
Pinecrest High School

Michael Henthorn
Oak Grove High School

Edward Highsmith
Cato Middle College High School

Jamie Hill
Chase High School

Paul Holloman
Rocky Mount Senior High School

Nathaniel Hoover
Seaforth High School

Jonathan Horner*
Trinity Academy of Raleigh

Rachel Hudson
D. H. Conley High School

Laura Huffman
Cannon School

Bryan Hunt
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Margee Husemann
Carolina Day School

Creighton Irons ’05+
Woods Charter School

Shea James
Green Level High School

Brian Jameson Covenant
Day School

Rebecca Jernigan
South Central High School

Patrick Jessee*
Cary Senior High School

Morris Johnson*
The Early College at Guilford

Dusty Jozefiak
McDowell High School

Barbara Karnowski
John Paul II Catholic High School

Joi Keen
Buncombe County Schools

Heather Kennedy
North Lenoir High School

Shayne Klein
Raleigh Charter High School

Elizabeth Knight
Junius H. Rose High School

Robin Kolodziey
East Mecklenburg High School

Julie Lamb
Lumberton Senior High School

Jamie Lathan
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Michelle Le
Panther Creek High School

Bethany Lee
Myers Park High School

Kimberly Lloyd
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Angela London*
Ralph L. Fike High School

Michelle Lovett
Southwest Guilford High School

Leslie Lucas
John T. Hoggard High School

Bruce Macartney
South Iredell High School

David Madorin
Central Cabarrus High School

Lauren Marquez
Saint Mary’s School

Christine Marshall
Providence Day School

Tiffany Mayo
West Carteret High School

Sara McAllister
Smithfield-Selma Senior High School

Paula McAven
Asheville High School

Todd McCabe
Jack Britt High School

Joshua McGehee
Walter Hines Page High School

Margaret Meyers
Hillside High School

Melissa Mitcheltree
Hickory High School

Micheal Mohney
Christ School

Egbebekak Monjimbo
Mallard Creek High School

Jamie Monk
Highland School of Technology

Sara Monson
The School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville

Sharon Moore
Clinton High School

Ormand Moore
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Samantha Moore
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-West Campus

Freddy Moore
Marvin Ridge High School

Aticila Mormando
Mills Park Middle School

Margaret Mulry
Grimsley High School


Thomas Naramore
Wallace-Rose Hill High School

Betsy Newmark
Raleigh Charter High School

Barbara Nichols*
Needham B. Broughton High School

David Noblitt (retired)

Laura Noel
Carrboro High School

Robert Palmer*
Jordan-Matthews High School

Brian Parker*
Orange High School

Tonya Parks
Mooresville Senior High School

Elizabeth Peeples
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Pearle Pratt
Montgomery County Early College

Randy Pressley*
Tuscola Senior High School

Melissa Pruett
Gaston Day School

Carolyn Prunier
East Lincoln High School

Janet Pysz (retired)

Doug Riggs
Jordan-Matthews High School

Laura Robinson
North Gaston High School

Charles Robinson
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Patricia Rodriquez
Croatan High School (former)

Mery Rojas
Woods Charter School

Matthew Salzman
Richlands High School

Ryan Seeger
The Epiphany School of Global Studies

Harold Shepard
Pisgah High School

Virginia Shreve
Hunt High School

Kim Silvers
Mountain Heritage High School

Kara Slawter
Yadkin Early College High School

Matthew Smith
Riverside High School

Nick Smith
Greensboro Day School

Michael Smith
Lake Lure Classical Academy

Justine Smith
Richlands High School

Tyler Smith
New Hanover High School

Thomas Soth
Chapel Hill Senior High School

William Sponholtz
Forsyth Country Day School

Janet Stallard
Hopewell High School

Heidi Steeves
Shelby High School

Adam Stephenson
Hunt High School

Isaac Stewart
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-West Campus

Jordan Stone*
Ardrey Kell High School

Lindsey Stone
Topsail High School

Dawn Strickland
Whiteville High School

Sherri Stubbs
Seaforth High School

Renny Taylor*
Nash Central High School

Phillip Teague
Lincolnton High School

Melissa Terry
Stanly STEM Early College

Laura Trojan
Charlotte Country Day School

Timmy Tucker
Rocky Mount Academy

Thomas Turner
Charles D. Owen High School

Sandy Tyndall*
Wake Early College of Health Sciences

Kaitlyn Velasco
R. J. Reynolds Senior High School

Bill Velto
Cary Academy

William Vincent
East Chapel Hill High School

Charlotte Waddell
Atkins Academic & Technology High School

Lauren Wagner
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics-East Campus

Michael Walter
Junius H. Rose High School

Stephanie Watson
Avery County High School

Deborah West
Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAT)

Cheryl West
East Bladen High School

Kenneth Weston
D. H. Conley High School

Shelbi Wheeler
Louisburg High School

Wendy Wicker
Lexington Senior High School

Nichole Willis
Manteo High School

Jamie Wilson
Watauga High School

Kim Wimpey
Eno River Academy

Joanne Winters
Charlotte Catholic High School

Rebecca Wray
Ashbrook High School

Ashley Wright
East Carteret High School

Alison Wright
Early College of Forsyth

Jennie Yearick
Porter Ridge High School

Amy Zinn
Charlotte Latin School



Amy Kathryn
Gannon Mountain Brook High School

Sarah Hyde
Vestavia Hills High School

Scott Morris
The Montgomery Academy


Dominic Pader
Ketchikan High School


Jim Welty
Brophy College Preparatory


Paul Case
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

Lani Keller
The Bishop’s School

Oscar King
Menlo School

Sean Moloney
Oak Ridge High School

George Ramos
Chadwick School

Valerie Ross
Castilleja School

Jonah Steinhart
Tamalpais High School

Ted Theodosopoulos
Nueva School

Katherine Ward
Aragon High School

Justin Yaeger
Viewpoint School


Karen Amidon
Peak to Peak Charter School

Brian Domokos
Highlands Ranch High School

Michael Mazenko
Cherry Creek High School

Lisa Sutterer
Littleton High School


Thomas Drake
The Hotchkiss School

Katie Fleishman
The Hotchkiss School

Selena Gell
Choate Rosemary Hall


Gregory Guldin*
St. Andrew’s School


Luis Bravim
Cardinal Gibbons High School

Cristina Busto*
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Martha Deweese
Berkeley Preparatory School

Patricia Dodson
Middleton High School

Laura Duguid
Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Jeanette Gonzalez-Rojas
Christopher Columbus High School

Kathryn Kehoe
Ponte Vedra High School

Stewart Parker
Winter Park High School

Brian Potter-Racine
Shorecrest Preparatory School

Kristina Renaud
Henry B. Plant High School

Lynn Schuster
Lawton Chiles High School


Jennifer Andriano
Chamblee Charter High School

Lesley Carnes
Woodward Academy

Cathie Lawson
North Cobb High School

Cristi LeBron
The Walker School

Gregory Mancini
The Paideia School

James Mason
Augusta Preparatory Day School

Daniel Searl
The Westminster Schools

Jason Smith
Pace Academy

Kate Towery
Athens Academy


Andrea Fritz
William Fremd High School

Kristin Glover
Prairie Ridge High School

Allison Hennings
Oak Park and River Forest High School

Geriann Pioquinto
Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Jacqueline Pritchard
New Trier Township High School

Chris Tennyson
Lake Forest Academy


Don Fox The
Culver Academies

Matthew McGrath
Park Tudor School

Amah Medard
The Culver Academies

Layton Payne-Elliott
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School


Jessica Kiburz
Walnut Creek Campus


Byron Ruhter
Wichita Collegiate School


Jacob Anders
Nelson County High School

Linda Dewees
Henry Clay High School

Danielle Picken
Kentucky Country Day School

Daniel Zakem
Dupont Manual Magnet High School


Katie Antis
Metairie Park Country Day School

Joel Causey
Isidore Newman School


Louisiana (con’t)

Mitch Chapoton
Jesuit High School

Olaseni Fadipe
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

Lisa Hartman
Benjamin Franklin High School


Michele Beach
Walt Whitman High School

Ann Beachley
Urbana High School

Devina Bhalla
Gilman School

Mary Bishop
Tuscarora High School

Sanford Buxbaum
Notre Dame Preparatory School

Lee Kladky (retired)

Randi Lambert
Towson High School

Robert Redei
Severn School

Crystal Shelley
Wilde Lake Middle School

Andrew Villwock
Broadneck High School


Stephen Belsky
Groton School

George Larivee
Concord Academy

Timothy Marten
Arlington High School

Tasha Otenti
Milton Academy

Mike Pojman (retired)

Julia Rivellino-Lyons
Deerfield Academy

Daniel Schneider
Phillips Academy


Ashley Fox
Washtenaw International High School

Beth Kozak
Caledonia High School

Brett Sidle
Detroit Country Day School

Kelly Starkey (Katz)
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School


Kristin Benson
Edina High School

Sarah Connelly
Highland Park Senior High School

Catherine Pearson
Breck School

Mark Peterson
Benilde-Saint Margaret’s School


John Heath
Parkway South High School

Susan Shortt
Visitation Academy

New Hampshire

Meredith Finch
St. Paul’s School

New Jersey

Shane Carey
West Morris Mendham High School

John Cheddar
Westfield High School

Erin Chiaravalloti
The Lawrenceville School

James Coe
Newark Academy

Chetna Desai
Hackensack High School

Jinni Durham
Wardlaw-Hartridge School

Susana Fernandez
Livingston High School

Nicole Hoppe
Montclair Kimberley Academy

Clare Kennedy (retired)

Marc Weinstein
Middlesex County Academy for Science, Math and Engineering Technology

Bill Williams
The Lawrenceville School

New Mexico

Shant Zadiryan

New York

Kim Airoldi
Hunter College High School

Molly Rose
Avila Avenues: The World School

Julio Benitez
Beacon School

Eileen Corigliano
Staten Island Academy

Irving Kagan
Hunter College High School

Julie Kenyon
Blind Brook High School

Anthony Ketterer
Comsewogue High School

Cynthia Maupin
The Bronxville School

Melissa McLees
Cold Spring Harbor Jr. Sr. High School

Marguerite Moyer
Vestal Senior High School

Christopher Rose
Regis High School


John Adams
Cleveland School of Science and Medicine

William Adler
Hathaway Brown School

Joe Barresi
Shaker Heights High School

Todd Gilbert
Western Reserve Academy

Sean Martin
Upper Arlington High School

Michael Piergalski
Indian Hill High School

Mark Steedly
Sycamore High School


Heather Arters
Garnet Valley

Tara Brouda
Central Bucks High School South

Pennsylvania (con’t)

Heather Dietz
Hampton High School

Michelle Friedman
Germantown Academy

Justin Gilken
Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School

Matthew Hopson
Downingtown STEM Academy

Joan Imms-Geiser
Harriton High School

Tenaz Purdy

Devon Renock
Shady Side Academy

Alyson Solomon (retired)

Scott Stein
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Rhode Island

Chad Ploskina
St. George’s School

Roy Williams
St. George’s School

South Carolina

Laura Hankin Lewin
College of Charleston Residence Life

Rebecca Richardson
Dorman High School


Travis Barclay
Montgomery Bell Academy

Nancy Gates
Memphis University School

Sharon Glenn
Ensworth High School

Tracy Harmon
Franklin High School

Cecily Honeycutt
Baylor School

Mackey Luffman
University School of Nashville

Robert Mullins
White Station High School

Duke Richey
McCallie School

David Tran
St. Agnes Academy

Jennifer Webster
The Harpeth Hall School


Michele Amini
The John Cooper School

Leigh Block
Fort Worth Country Day

Jennifer Cambre
School of Science and Engineering

Andrew Howell
Round Rock High School

Michael Jennings
L.C. Anderson High School

Rachel Martinez
Klein Independent School District

Erin McKillip
Central High School

Claire Mrozek
Episcopal School of Dallas

Tom Perryman
Greenhill School

Stephen Quander
Moises E Molina High School

Hwang Yi
Westlake Academy


Jessica Holtry
Northridge High School

Laila Lamani
West High School

Betsy McGee
The Waterford School

Daniel Osipovitch
The Waterford School

Anna Williams
Park City High School


Elizabeth Beckwith
Western Albemarle High School

Douglas Burns
Wakefield High School

Paul Erb
Woodberry Forest School

John Green
St. Christopher’s School

Teresa Hamrick
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Diane Holland
Yorktown High School

Katherine Letellier
Riverbend High School

Michael Miller
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Lindsey Perdue
Independence High School

Laura Petro
The Potomac School

Matt Porter
Virginia Episcopal School

Tommy Pratt
Episcopal High School

Adam Singer
Franklin County High School

Jim Zarro
Washington-Liberty High School


Paloma Borreguero
Lakeside School

Patrick Grant University
Preparatory Academy

Washington, D.C.

Colleen Dunn
St. Albans School

Joshua Link
Maret School

Julia López Fuentes
National Cathedral School


Erin Heaney
University School of Milwaukee

Sarah Kowalske
Hamilton High School



Renato Beran
Coégio Invictus

Ana Carolina de Souza Ferreira
Poliedro Educação

Thomas Yates
Graded – The American School of Sao Paulo


Jonathan Arendt
Crescent School

John Braeckman
Lakefield College School

Kyle Cardinale
Havergal College

Arun Chauhan
Castlebrooke Secondary School

Allison Gottlieb
Greenwood College School

Liesbeth Halbertsma
Pretty River Academy

Christian Heffernan
Upper Canada College

Jeff LaForge
St. Andrew’s College

Jaime Malic
St. Clement’s School

Monika Rasciauskas
Michael Power/St. Joseph High School

Stephen Rowe
Port Moody Secondary School

Ivan Sambles
Elmwood School

Sophie Tsonis
Branksome Hall

Sara Vidotto
St. Ignatius High School

Alberts Vitols
Glenforest Secondary School

Janet Zajdlik
West Island College

Nadina Schneider
Chinese International School

Shengli Zhu
Shanghai American School-Puxi


Kalyan Kumar V
Sreenidhi International School

Vishnumurthy Rao
Shanti Bhavan Residential School


Sylvia Browne
American International School of Kingston


Dwain Confer
The American School in Japan

Ruben Pinzon


Andrew Harcourt (retired)


Whitney Little
Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The American School of Lima


Frances Barré
Aiglon College


Kim Lin
International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park


Fatma Vildan Demirer
The Koç School

Dunya Onen
Robert College

United Kingdom

Syed Ahmed
Regent High School

Bethany Arnott
Hagley Catholic High School

Isobel Birch
Hawarden High School

Steve Bukoan
Ysgol Friars

Anthony Bulteel
Broadoak Academy

Madeleine Caulfield
City of London Academy Highgate Hill

Adrian Daly
Belper School

Tim Eddis
Eton College

Julia Greenbury
Clifton College

Sam Mazzarella
UWC Atlantic College

Melissa Murray
Victoria College Belfast

James Oldfield
Wilson’s School

Toby Percival
Shrewsbury School

Joshua Plotkin
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Paul Spencer
Sherborne School

Nadja Stephens-Mikesch
Wycliffe College

Leigh Sitch
Langley School

Sharon Toogood
St. Andrews RC Secondary School

James Whitehead
Mount Kelly

Jialu Zhang
Harris Westminster Sixth Form

* 2023 Impact Educator
+ Morehead-Cain Alumni