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Faculty - ATI TEAS

Program Facilitator/Math Instructor

Tricia Werkheiser - Master's Degree in Mathematics Education
Ms. Werkheiser taught mathematics at Pocono Mountain High School in Pennsylvania for 25 years, serving as Department Head for several of those years. She instructed all levels, but mainly focused on Advanced Placement Calculus. Ms. Werkheiser participated in a grant program, Classrooms for the Future. She has worked with the College Board, providing audits for both Calculus AB and BC, and regularly attended regional and national College Board conferences. Ms. Werkheiser facilitated AP seminars for 10 years. She also provided private tutoring lessons for over 20 years.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's in Mathematics Education. Ms. Werkheiser has an additional 60 credits in a variety of areas including instructional strategies, technology, inclusion, multiculturalism, cooperative learning and peer coaching. She has extensive professional development experiences in learning styles, differentiated instruction and outcomes based education.

English Instructors

Sarah Honeycutt – Master's Degree in Reading Education
Mrs. Honeycutt has been teaching high school English for thirteen years, first in Mohave Valley, Arizona and in Charlotte and Concord, NC since 2006. She earned her undergraduate degree in English Education with a minor in Educational Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Later, she completed a Masters in Reading Education from UNCC, and then she went on to earn National Board Certification in English Language Arts. Mrs. Honeycutt incorporates effective test-taking skills into daily lessons as her students prepare for high-stake assessments such as state End-of-Course exams, the ACT, the SAT, the TEAS, and the GRE. She is excited to be part of a team working to help students increase their formal assessment scores as they prepare to be accepted into college, Master's programs, and successful futures.

Ilana Jones – PhD Educational Studies/Adult Learning
Dr. Jones has worked as a part-time instructor at CPCC teaching developmental courses since 2005. She is also the Director of Title I Services for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Dr. Jones has been a K-6 classroom teacher, a middle school Language Arts teacher, and an Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. She has earned degrees in Education, History, Instructional Technology, and Adult Learning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, East Carolina, University and Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kim Shropshire
Bio to come soon.

Math Instructors

Alexseil S. Parker - Master's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education
Ms. Parker is originally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  Upon high school graduation, she attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU) and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  She spent over 10 years working as an Industrial Engineer in Automotive Manufacturing before deciding to change careers to become a Secondary Math Educator. She obtained a Master's Degree in Secondary Math Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Outside of school, she enjoys reading and traveling.

Science Instructors

Pat Alfarone – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Alfarone has a MA in Education with a focus in the sciences. He currently teaches anatomy and physiology on the community college level and biomedical studies on the high school level. He is currently working on completing National Board certification. Prior to his educational career, Dr. Alfarone worked independently as a Chiropractic physician since 1994.

Chris Pouler – Doctorate in Science Education
Dr. Pouler received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland. He also has a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Catholic University, and a PhD in Science Education with a concentration in botany from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Pouler has 24 years of high school teaching experience. He has taught biology, earth science and environmental science. He worked as an Adjunct Professor in summer science workshops for teachers at Trinity University for 12 years, where he taught biology, chemistry, earth science and ecology. Dr. Pouler has been teaching at Central Piedmont Community College for seven years as an anatomy and physiology and biology instructor.

Shuangying Yu – Doctorate in Environmental Toxicology
Dr. Yu received a M.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Tech University. She has been teaching at Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College in the past few years as an adjunct faculty and she joined CPCC as a full time instructor in 2016. She has taught biology, anatomy and physiology, environmental science, and Science 101. Dr. Yu loves science and is very passionate about helping students understand science for their academic growth and career development.

Pierre Bizier- Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Dr. Bizier is an adjunct professor at CPCC teaching Anatomy and Physiology. He is originally from Watertown, Connecticut. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Hartford. After spending time as a physical therapist he decided to change careers to become a Biology Instructor. Outside of school, he loves traveling and is currently coaching a traveling youth hockey team out of Pineville, North Carolina.