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ACC Announces Workforce Development Instructor of the Year

Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell

(May 3, 2021) – Alamance Community College has announced the Workforce Development Instructor of the Year for 2020-2021.

Carrie Russell, a High School Equivalency Online instructor in the Academic and Career Readiness (ACR) department, is the recipient. In addition to this role, Russell also serves as the professional development facilitator for the ACR program.

Russell has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wingate University in Elementary Education and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from UNCG. She taught second grade and was a media specialist in the Alamance-Burlington School System before becoming a full-time mom. Carrie began teaching in the Academic and Career Readiness program in 2011.

“One of the greatest accomplishments in working for the Academic and Career Readiness program is being able to walk alongside my adult learners as they are working on their high school equivalency credential,” says Russell. “They are in my class for a short period of time before they move on to the next part of their education or work journey, but it’s gratifying to know that I get to be a part of the bigger picture.”

Russell is married and home-schools her two children.