Becky Schmitz
English Teacher

Becky Schmitz holds the BA in English from Iowa State University and the MAT from UNC-Chapel Hill.

bschmitz [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Kristine Chalifoux
English Teacher

Kristine Chalifoux holds a BA in English from Arizona State University and the MFA from Columbia University. Before coming to North Carolina, she taught advanced literature and writing courses at DePaul University where she was the Associate Director of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors program.

kchalifoux [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Mike Rios
English Teacher

Mike Rios holds the BA in English from Armstrong Atlantic State University. He has taught in high schools in North Carolina and Georgia.

marios [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Nina Foster
English Teacher

Nina Foster holds a BA in Religion, Creative Writing, and Women's and Gender Studies from Wake Forest University as well as the MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is a 2011 Raleigh Charter alum and has worked as an Editorial Associate at Duke University Press.

nfoster [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Sera Arcaro
English Teacher

Sera Arcaro holds a BA in English (summa cum laude) and the MEd degree in secondary English Education from Ohio State University. As a Peace Corps volunteer, she taught English at a rural senior secondary school in Namibia for two years. She then moved to Dalian, China where she taught English to children and adults for a year, in addition to training new teachers. She returned to the U.S. and taught English for two years before joining the faculty at RCHS, where she now serves as an English teacher.

ssarcaro [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Singer Gianini
English Teacher

Singer Gianini holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in English and American Literature from New York University. He has worked in education through companies in Raleigh and Brooklyn as an academic coach, college application advisor, and test prep tutor. He also previously worked as a TA in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNC-CH. He is an alumnus of Raleigh Charter High School (Class of 2011).

sgianini [@] raleighcharterhs.org

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