Facilitation Team

Kay S. Crouch

Kay is a retired community college music instructor and talented musician.  She has been active in the NC Great Teachers Seminars since 1998 and has staffed and/or coordinated many Great Seminars since that time.  She has also been involved in National GT events over the years and is a leader in the live music industry in western NC.

Robert Doyle

Robert has been teaching at Wilkes CC in Wilkesboro, NC since 1983 and doesn’t seem to know when to hang up his spurs!  Although he teaches curriculum courses his true passion involves outreach activities with youth groups.  He has attended approximately 15 NC Great Teachers Seminars with his first one being in 1997.   As a veteran Great Teachers facilitator, he will help insure the success of GOTS.

Chuck Bowling

Chuck is the father of two teenage girls, a biologist by training, and a potter at heart. He loves the outdoors (camping, hiking, swimming, and biking); making things with his hands using clay, wood, paper, and thread; and is a skilled Great Teachers practitioner. In his spare time, he teaches biology at McDowell Technical Community College.

Andrew B. Smith

Andrew graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 2015 with a BS in Biology and is currently employed as a chemist at Labcorp, a sophisticated laboratory network with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC.  He has been a craft beer connoisseur for more than 3 years and has been to many of NC's breweries.  In addition to assisting with seminar logistics, he will be conducting our GOTS Beer Tasting.

Ellen Bland

Ellen recently retired from the NC Community College System after 35 years of teaching.  She directed over 70 theater productions, taught communication at Central Carolina Community College, and now directs the North Carolina Great Teachers Seminar.  She lives in Pittsboro with her husband and teenage son.