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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 Student Legislative Assembly. 

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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.

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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 previously served as the school's community liaison. She teaches history. When not at school, she is most often at some stage in the sourdough bread baking process.

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Karima Radwan
History Teacher

Karima Radwan holds a BA in History and Classics from UNC-Chapel Hill and, after taking a gap year in France to attend cooking school, she returned to Chapel Hill for her MA in Art History. At the Hanes Art center, she specialized in 18th and 19th century European art, with a focus on Orientalism. After completing graduate school in the USA, Karima traveled to London where she received a Postgraduate Certificate in Decorative Arts at Christie's through the University of Glasgow, and then continued on in London working at Christie's Auction house in the 20th century Decorative Arts Department. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sussex. Karima taught in UK for five years prior to joining the RCHS faculty in 2023. Originally from Raleigh, Karima has lived in many different places over the past twenty-five years including England, Romania, France, Nigeria, Washington DC and Sri Lanka. She is very happy to be back home!

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Owen Asplundh
History Teacher

Owen comes from a large family of teachers. His parents and six of his nine siblings are or were teachers, but he decided at first to become a lawyer. Owen earned a BA in English and African American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team. He earned a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Owen practiced law for twelve years and was a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (now known as Womble Bond Dickinson) before becoming a teacher. He earned his MAT from NC State University and has been teaching ever since. Along the way, Owen has also coached lacrosse for 15 seasons.

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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.

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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.

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RCHS History

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