Teaching With Primary Sources
TPS – MHC Staff
Dr. Tom Destino
Tom Destino is the director of the TPS program and a professor of Teacher Education at MHC. He completed his Ph.D. in 1994 from The Ohio State University in Second and Foreign Language Education and is a strong proponent of Primary Source teaching and learning and has been active in professional development for teachers throughout his career.
TPS Assistant Director
AnneMarie Walter in the assistant director of the TPS program at Mars Hill College and has been involved with helping pre-service and in-service teachers use primary sources since 2001. With a background in corporate professional development, she has been involved in all aspects of the program, developing and implementing workshops in schools and on the MHC campus as well as writing and distributing an eNewsletter since 2001. From 2003 to the present, Walter has selected, mentored and accompanied teachers to state and regional conferences to present their exemplary learning objects. She received her M.S. in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University in 2007, with a certification in Distance Learning.
MHC TPS Advisory Board
The TPS program at Mars Hill will continue to draw upon the talents of other members of the Western North Carolina educational community. Wendy Fusco, Buncombe County Schools instructional technology facilitatorand Mars Hill College adjunct instructor, Polly Johnson, former middle school social studies teacher and now MHC history instructor continue to provide feedback for pending projects, contribute learning activities and assist with the occasional K12 workshop.
In addition, many teachers and school library media specialists have taken a number of TPS workshops and serve as TPS mentors to the teachers in their schools.