North Carolina

Laura Bilbro-Berry
John C. Tayloe Elementary School
910 Tarboro Street
NC 27889

Elementary, 2

Click on the questions to hear Laura Bilbro-Berry's interview at the State Teacher of the Year conference. You must have a Real Player to listen to the interview. If you do not have a Real Player, click on the Real Player graphic:

1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

Tell us about a funny moment in your classroom that had meaning for you.


Laura Bilbro-Berry, 2001
State Teacher of the Year,
North Carolina
Laura Bilbro-Berry received her B.A. in elementary education with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. She was a Teaching Fellow in the 1988 entering class. She recently completed her Master's degree in education at East Carolina University. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for graduate students. She has conducted staff development workshops and has served as a teacher trainer and mentor. She has also presented at the NCCTM, NCASCD, and NC Accountability conferences. Bilbro-Berry has been the teacher leader for an alternative program for at-risk second graders at John C. Tayloe Elementary for five of her eight years of teaching experience. Her philosophy is "Whatever It Takes for the Students' Sake!" She is married and resides in Washington, NC. She is an avid gardener and enjoys interior decorating.  

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