English teacher Mark Odougherty connects his students to the best resources. Emphasizing that learners benefit by being exposed to a number of different options to follow their own interests, Mark Odougherty designs inspiring curricula and invests in each of his students’ success. Having gained over a decade of experience in his field working with schools in North Carolina, Mark Odougherty commenced his career as a teacher as a substitute teacher. Soon discovering that teaching was his passion, Mark Odougherty began to pursue his teaching license and later, a Master's degree in Teaching. Mark Odougherty was employed in North Carolina public schools teaching English to grades 9 through 12. Mark has gone on to serve as an inspiring teacher in urban, suburban, and rural school settings. Throughout his work as a teacher, Mark Odougherty has demonstrated his dedication to student life and educational community by serving as a workshop instructor and a student council advisor. In the latter role, Mark Odougherty helped organize charitable endeavors and school fundraisers. Mark Odougherty holds an MA in Teaching English with a Language Arts Concentration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Deeply engaged in his subject matter, Mark Odougherty was invited to present two papers on Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew at the North Carolina Literary Symposium in 2006. Before entering teaching as a profession, Mark Odougherty worked in sales and sales management but finds far greater fulfillment as a teacher.
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National Council of Teachers of English; North Carolina Association of Educators; National Education Association; Professional Learning Community; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; National Writing Project; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2003 - 2007
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
1971 - 1975
Graduated Magna cum Laude