Awards and Scholarships
UNC World View expands access to its global professional development programs by offering a limited number of scholarships, based on funding availability, for K-12 and community college educators to attend its fall and spring programs each year.
The Carol Tresolini Award and the James L. Peacock Award
The Tresolini Award and the Peacock Award are presented to educators who have attended UNC World View programming in the past two years and have made significant contributions to global education in their communities. The awards honor two important people who have supported UNC World View’s creation and development throughout its tenure. The Carol Tresolini Award honors UNC’s former Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives, Carol Tresolini, while the James L. Peacock Award honors UNC World View’s former Advisory Board chair James L. Peacock, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The 2023 Tresolini Award and the Peacock Awards:
- The recipient of the Tresolini Award will be announced at the K-12 Global Education Symposium on October 5, 2023.
- The recipient of the Peacock Award will be announced at the Community College Symposium on November 3, 2023.
Recipients of both awards receive scholarships for the fall 2023 symposia.
Additional UNC World View Scholarships
Limited scholarships to attend UNC World View’s programs may be available for teams of four educators from under-served K-12 school districts, schools or community colleges in North Carolina who are interested in forming a partnership with UNC World View.
Contact Charlé LaMonica at (919) 843-9408 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Carol Tresolini Award Recipients
2022 – Emily Burrus, Haywood County Schools
The 2022 Carol Tresolini Award has been awarded to Emily Burrus, a world language teacher at Pisgah High School in Haywood County. Emily has engaged with UNC World View for many years, attending several professional development programs. She also works with teachers in her county to offer local professional development and cross-curricular resources to support global learning. She has earned a Global Educator Digital Badge from the NC Department of Public Instruction and was voted as her school’s Teacher of the Year and runner-up for 2023 district Teacher of the Year. Thanks, Emily, for bringing the world to North Carolina students!
2020-21 – Chasity Dolan, Cabarrus County Schools
The 2020-21 Carol Tresolini Award has been awarded to Chasity Dolan, the principal of Weddington Hills Elementary International Baccalaureate School in Cabarrus County, NC. Mrs. Dolan began her career in Cabarrus County Schools as a classroom teacher at Weddington Hills Elementary in 2002. She is a former Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year (2005) and also worked as a lead teacher at WHES before joining the school’s leadership team as an assistant principal in 2009. Dolan was named Principal of the school in 2016 and under her leadership the school has been recognized nationally as both National Magnet School of Excellence and National Magnet School of Distinction from Magnet Schools of America. Most recently, Mrs. Dolan was selected as Cabarrus County’s 2021 Principal of the Year. She has a total of 21 years serving public education. Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a master’s degree from Marshall University. She also earned school administration licensure from Wingate University. Dolan has travelled with UNC World View to the Dominican Republic and attended many UNC World View programs including the Global Education Leaders Program 2016-2017.
James L. Peacock Award Recipients
2021 – Cathy Dalimonte, Onslow County Schools
The 2021 James L. Peacock Scholarship has been awarded to Cathy Dalimonte, an assistant principal at Carolina Forest International Elementary in Jacksonville, NC. Cathy is currently in her 29th year as an educator and her 20th year with the Onslow County School District. Cathy’s passion for global learning was ignited when she lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years as a child. Prior to her joining Carolina Forest, Cathy’s teaching experience at Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School of International Studies and Cultural Arts allowed her to further her passion for global integration and collaborations.
She became an assistant principal at Queens Creek Elementary in 2014 and helped lead this school to become an NC Green School of Excellence and an NC Solar School. She shared the school’s “green” journey with colleagues at a UNC World View program. While at Queens Creek, she was named Onslow County’s STEM Administrator of the Year. She also applied and was accepted to have Queens Creek pilot the NC-Moldova School Partnership in fourth-grade classrooms. She brought this program to Carolina Forest when she assumed the role of assistant principal. Up until the pandemic, she led Carolina Forest’s Cultural Correspondents program to connect classrooms with university study-abroad students.
Cathy has attended several UNC World View programs during her teaching tenure and as a school administrator. She has presented at World View, Institute of International Education Summit, and Appalachian State University on her global experiences. She most recently helped Carolina Forest to be recognized as a Renewal NC Model Global-Ready School as announced by the NC State Board of Education at its February 2021 board meeting.
The James L. Peacock Scholarship is awarded to a North Carolina educator who has attended a UNC World View global education professional development program and has demonstrated a commitment to bringing the world to North Carolina students. We are thrilled to recognize Cathy for her commitment to global education and provide a scholarship to her in honor of UNC World View’s former Advisory Board Chair and UNC professor emeritus James L. Peacock.
2020 – Consuelo Maria Johnson, Duplin County Schools
The 2020 James L. Peacock Scholarship has been awarded to Ms. Consuelo Maria Johnson, a middle grades math teacher at Rose Hill – Magnolia Elementary School in Duplin County. Maria has attended several World View professional development programs including seminars and workshops and has traveled with World View to both Moldova and Costa Rica on short term study visits. Maria has integrated her experiences with World View in unique and meaningful ways to help bring the world to her students.
Maria says that “I have learned new skills and strategies to help my students to better understand and apply reasoning and problem-solving skills in a more effective manner . . . My students are more engaged and excited to take on new challenges. I have noticed that many of my students are now interested in learning more about different parts of the world and aspire to one day travel abroad and throughout the US themselves.” To learn more about how Maria has brought global education into her classroom, click here.
2019 – Consuelo Schwartz, Pitt County Schools
World View is excited to announce the recipient of the 2019 James L. Peacock Scholarship. Consuelo Schwartz is a Spanish teacher and World Languages department chair at South Central High School in Pitt County. Consuelo attended World View’s program on East Asia in March 2018 and traveled with World View to China in summer 2018. Consuelo was engaged and enthusiastic in both programs – with an open mind and adventurous spirit, she was always willing to try something new. To incorporate the learning experience into her school environment, Consuelo created a culture kit of artifacts from the study visit to share with educators in Pitt County and developed curriculum materials to integrate these experiences into her instruction. In her role as Spanish teacher Consuelo focuses her lessons on not only learning the Spanish language, but also the geography, political status, food, products, practices and perspectives of different Spanish-speaking countries.
2018 – Jonathan Permar, Guilford County Schools
The 2018 James L. Peacock Scholarship winner was Jonathan Permar, Director of Social Studies for Guilford County Schools. In his current role Jonathan supports and drives global education efforts in his county. He is working to build a network of global educators who connect with each other, with resources and with professional development opportunities.
Jonathan wrote, “My principal first introduced me to World View with a Latin America and NC Seminar. It gave me content I incorporated into my teaching that year, talking about the experiences of those immigrating to the United States – and provided an interesting comparison between both previous and current push-pull factors for humans’ migration. Likewise, that experience gave me insight on ways to integrate my students’ personal stories into my classroom instruction, so they not only saw themselves in the content but others learned more about the world around them.” Jonathan continues to have a deep love and appreciation for cultural difference and global awareness. He attended both the Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom Seminar and the East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations Seminar in March 2018 with teams of educators from Guilford County.
2017 – Stephanie Morgan, Pisgah High School, Haywood County, NC
Stephanie Morgan received the 2017 Peacock scholarship to attend World View’s “Latin America and North Carolina” seminar in March 2017.
She infuses her math classes with global content and skills learned at a 2016 spring seminar and fall global symposium and creates globally-relevant lessons for her students. For example: At the spring seminar, a session given by Professor Greg Gangi on the German Energiewende provided her with lots of charts and tables that could be analyzed. Graph analysis in and of itself may not sound global, she states, but being able to present such to her students within a global context while also being applicable to the green energy discussions prompts students to think about global issues within a math classroom. In Chadd McGlone’s Global Math Stories session in the fall, she gained a resource that presents issues from given global regions in mathematical context and forces students to use mathematics to solve the issue. The Iron Ore Express, for instance, fits wonderfully into her Math I curriculum by asking not just for linear equations, but also making comparisons between types of equations her students study. Again, points out Stephanie, this gives a global context to the mathematics students learn.
Great educators listen and discuss, evaluate and encourage, inspire students and aspire to improve him or herself as an educator every day. Stephanie Morgan does this every day, preparing students to become thoughtful global citizens who will be collaborative and competitive in the global marketplace.
2016 – Stacy Jarrell, Pitt Community College, Greenville, NC
Stacy Jarrell received the 2016 Peacock scholarship to attend World View’s “Building Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom” seminar in March 2016. She serves on the advertising and graphic design faculty at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC, and had participated in World View’s study visit to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in July 2015.
She returned to the classroom after that study visit and developed an innovative design project to connect her students to her experience abroad. Each student created a hypothetical grower of coffee, a staple of Costa Rican daily life, conceived a brand and designed its packaging. In brainstorming names for their growers and conceptualizing logos, students researched Costa Rica, explored the developing practice of permaculture, learned about the roasting process of the coffee bean and, of course, shared some brew. The globalized activity taught creative design and marketing concepts in a global context, educating students and connecting them with the culture of Costa Rica and its unique location, lifestyle and people.