Betsy Newmark
History Teacher

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 for four years in a row. She works with the Quiz Bowl team and Student Legislative Assembly. Check out her award-winning website for her classes.

bnewmark [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Charles Montague
History Teacher

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 Community Work Day 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.

cmontague [@] raleighcharterhs.org
David Palmieri
History Teacher

David Palmieri holds a BA in Geography from Vassar College, an MA in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California San Diego. Originally from Massachusetts, he moved to North Carolina from Colorado where he taught history and geography at Monarch High School for ten years. He has traveled extensively in Latin America and speaks Spanish in addition to English. While not teaching, he enjoys hiking and playing soccer and baseball with his family.

dpalmieri [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Hannah Page
History Teacher

Hannah Page holds a BA in Anthropology from Millsaps College and a MAT in History Education from Duke University, as well as a Master's degree in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. Hannah serves as the school's community liaison, working closely with the development and communications staff. She also teaches history. When not at school, she is most often at some stage in the sourdough bread baking process.

hpage [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Melani Winter
History Teacher

Melani Winter holds a BA in History from Cornerstone College and a 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, and is a 2005 James Madison Fellow.

mwinter [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Petra Martignoni
History Teacher

Petra Martignoni received her teacher’s 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.

pmartignoni [@] raleighcharterhs.org
Shayne Klein
History Teacher

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.

sklein [@] raleighcharterhs.org

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