Teresa Bunner

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Director for Student Engagement in the Office of Equity Affairs for Wake County Public School System

Teresa Bunner currently serves as the Director for Student Engagement in the Office of Equity Affairs for Wake County Public School System. In this role she supports 179 K-12 schools in honoring and amplifying student voice. Prior to that she was the High School Literacy Coordinating Teacher serving 30 high schools in the district to support disciplinary literacy in all classrooms. Before arriving in WCPSS she served as the Academic Support Specialist for the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools serving students of color in 4th-12th grade to support their academic success. Teresa spent 20 years as a classroom teacher and reading specialist at elementary, middle, and high schools. She was the 2007 Elk Grove Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Teresa loves books, and finds great joy in connecting students (and fellow staff members) with reading. She’s the mother of four amazing young people, three of whom are off to college and taxiing her youngest to sports and school events.