Elizabeth Ellen Newmark

8100 Running Cedar Trail

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 676-9230

e-mail:  betsynewmark@gmail.com

web page: http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/faculty/bnewmark/




History (Grades 9-12)                                                 National Board Certification (Social Studies)

Language Arts (Grades 6-9)                                       French (Grades 6-12)

Academically Gifted (Grades K-12)                          Russian (Grades 9-12)

Mentoring                                                                   English as a Second Language (Grades K-12)




1985-1988        NCSU. Work on teaching certification (GPA 4.0)

1981-1982       UCLA. Teacher Training Program in ESL (GPA 4.0)

1978-1980               UCLA. M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (GPA (3.82)

1974-1978       George Washington University. B.A. in History and in Russian Language and Literature   (GPA 3.92)




Raleigh Charter High School. Teacher. (AP Government and Politics, AP US History, Advanced US History, American at War: The Revolution and the Civil War)


Carnage Middle School. Teacher. (Social Studies, French, Russian, Tarheel Historians, Brain Games)


West Millbrook Middle School. Teacher (French and Language Arts)


Sanderson High School. Student Teacher (French and ESL)


Tutor (ESL)


UCLA. Teaching Assistant (Russian)




2002-2003             Time Warner National Teacher of the Year Award

2001-2002             Time Warner National Teacher of the Year Award

2000-2001             Time Warner National Teacher of the Year Award

2001                      Winner, Best Teacher Web Site from The North Carolina Association for Educational Communications and Technology

2000-2001             Carnage PTSA Teacher of the Year

2001 and 2002      Winner, “Ideas From Our Teachers” contest, A & E and History Channel

1999-2000             Time Warner National Teacher of the Year Award

1995-1996             Creative Grant, Wake Education Partnership

1991-1992             Creative Grant, Wake Education Partnership

UCLA Regents' Scholarship

Phi Beta Kappa

Departmental Honors in History at GWU

National Merit Scholar



Classes Taught


High School

Advanced Placement U.S. History                             Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics

Economics, Law, and Politics                                     Advanced U.S. History

America at War: The Revolution and Civil War        Advanced Placement European History (2010-11)


Middle School      

Social Studies (8th Grade)                                          Language Arts (8th Grade)

French (Levels I, II and III)                                       Tarheel Historians

Russian (Levels I and II)                                            Brain Games





Brain Games (an interdisciplinary, GT elective for Middle School)

Russian I  (Middle School)

A supplementary handbook for first year Russian classes used at UCLA




Co-Coach, Raleigh Charter Quiz Bowl Team (2002 to present)

Teacher Supervisor, Student Legislative Assembly (2002 to present)

Coach, 6th and 7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl Teams (1995 to 2002)

Coach, Battle of the Books Teams for 6th, 7th and 8th Grades (1994 to 2002)

Coach, History Bowl Team (1996 to 2002)

Sponsor, French Club (1991-1998)

Chairman, Foreign Language Department (1995-1998)




Raleigh Charter High School Quiz Bowl Team

Many state and out-of-state victories from 2002 to present including state championships every year

2009 Knowledge Master Open national championship

2006 Pace National Championship

2006 World Quest National Competition – Second Place

History Bowl Team


1996, 1997, 2000 and 2002 Regional and NC State History Bowl Champions


7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl Team


2001 (Fall) Second in World, Knowledge Master Open (KMO)

2001 (Spring) First in World, (KMO)

1997 – 2001 First in North Carolina (Thinking Cap)

1995, 1996, 1998 - 2001 NC State Champions, (KMO)

6th Grade Quiz Bowl Team


2000, 1997 First in World, (KMO)

1999, 2000 Second in World, (KMO)

1996 – 2001 NC State Champions, (KMO)

1996, 1997, 1999 – 2001 NC State Champions, (Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl)

Battle of the Books


2000 7th Grade First Place

1999  6th Grade First Place