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Shayne Klein  
Shayne Klein has been a member of the RCHS faculty since its founding. She has taught AP United States History, Civics and Economics, World History, and Minority and Women's Studies. Before coming to RCHS, Ms. Klein taught at Friends' Central School outside Philadelphia and at Carrington Middle School in Durham. She holds the BA from Amherst College and the MAT from Duke University. Ms. Klein currently serves as Academic Dean.
Petra Martignoni  
Petra Martignoni received her teacherís diploma from the State Teachers College in Bern/Switzerland. Additionally she majored in Philosophy and minored in German Literature at the University of Bern/Switzerland. Before moving to the USA, Mrs. Martignoni taught for several years and traveled extensively, mainly in Asia and Europe. She is teaching World History, German II and AP. See web site for course materials.
Charles Montague  
Charles Montague holds a BA in African, Asian and Islamic History from Washington and Lee and an MA in American History from Villanova University. Following his love of folklore and music, Charles advises the Sustaining Roots Music citizenship project at Raleigh Charter. Mr. Montague also advises the RCHS chapter of Amnesty International. When missing, Charles can be found fly-fishing pristine trout waters.
Betsy Newmark  
Betsy Newmark has a BA from George Washington University with a double major in History and Russian. Her MA is from UCLA in Slavic Languages and Literatures. She comes to Raleigh Charter from teaching 8th grade Social Studies at Carnage Middle School where she also coached the History Bowl and Quiz Bowl teams to state and national championships. Mrs. Newmark has also won the Time Warner National Teacher Award four years in a row. She teaches AP Government and Politics, AP United States History, and AP European History at RCHS. She works with the Quiz Bowl team and Student Legislative Assembly. Check out her award-winning website for her classes.
David Palmieri  
David Palmieri holds a BA in Geography from Vassar College and an MA in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally from Massachusetts, he has recently moved to North Carolina from Colorado where he taught history and geography at Monarch High School for nine years. He has traveled extensively in Latin America and has a special interest in Pre-Columbian Latin American history. He is also the sponsor for Model United Nations. While not teaching he enjoys hiking and backpacking.
Melani Winter  
Melani Winter holds a BA in History from Cornerstone College and an MS in Social Studies Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught U.S. History, Civics, and Geography at Hmong American Peace Academy, a charter school in Milwaukee. She teaches Civics and Economics at RCHS.