While at Dudley High School in Greensboro, chemistry and earth science teacher Patricia Legrand used a variety of instructional approaches-group activities, labs problem sets, collaborative pairings, and quizzes-to promote critical thinking, competence and confidence in science and life. Thanks to Dr. Legrand's math refresher classes, before- and after-hours tutoring, SAT preparatory classes and 24/7 availability to students, achievement soared and chemistry enrollment nearly doubled. The National Board Certified teacher shares her strategies for success and leads efforts to improve instruction. She mentors beginning teachers and conducts hands-on workshops for new science teachers, providing monthly support through the county's Right Start program. Dr. Legrand is also a coach and assessor for North Carolina's Professional-Based Licensure program. She currently teaches at the GTCC Middle College, a high school on the campus of Jamestown's community college.
1968 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, B.S.