Winston Salem Teach


Winston-Salem TEACH is equipped to do its work through a five-year, $4.7 million U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant. The grant supports WS-TEACH to recruit, enroll, and prepare highly-effective K-12 educators who are equipped to promote the academic success and well-being of students in high-need Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS). This work is guided by six key leaders at our three partner institutions and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. WS-TEACH is also guided by a board of school district leaders and community members who are partners in achieving the project’s goals.

Dr. Kate Allman

is the Executive Director of Winston-Salem TEACH and a Research Associate Professor in both Wake Forest University’s Department of Education and Winston-Salem State University’s Department of Education. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Allman was an English teacher in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County from 2005-2009 and is a passionate advocate for public education. Dr. Allman possesses 12 years of higher education experience and has procured approximately $6.5 million in research grants, including one U.S. Department of Education grant and two National Science Foundation grants. 

Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown
is the Interim Associate Dean of Education, Quality Assurance, and Community Engagement at WSSU and a Co-Principal Investigator on the WS-TEACH project. She is in her 24th year at WSSU, 20 of which have been spent as department chair. Prior to her role as Interim Associate Dean, she served as Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Sport Studies at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Program Coordinator of the Physical Education Program. Dr. Williams Brown has extensive experience in grant and project management, including over 7 years of experience administering grants for summer camp programming for low-income and underserved youth, 5 years of experience as PI on three research grants (funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the USDA), and years of administering U.S. Department of Education academic program development grants.
Dr. Alan Brown
is the Chair of the Department of Education and Associate Professor of English Education at WFU. He serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for Winston-Salem TEACH while coordinating the Secondary Education licensure component. Dr. Brown possesses 10 years of higher education experience and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to K-12 academics and athletics, action research, adolescent literacy, arts integration, secondary education, and young adult literature. Dr. Brown is the inaugural director of the Wake Forest Center for Literacy Education and organizes the Skip Prosser Literacy Program.
Dr. Anthony Graham
is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Winston-Salem State University and is serving as one of the Co-Principal Investigators of the Winston-Salem TEACH (WS-TEACH) project funded by the Department of Education. Dr. Graham possesses 19 years of higher education experience and has served as the chair of the Governor’s The Developing a Representative and Inclusive Vision for Education (DRIVE) Task Force. He has also procured several sponsored research grants totaling approximately $11 million, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Education. Graham is committed to the uplift of his community and the improvement of K-20 education in North Carolina. Dr. Graham is also a board member for the Council on Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Dr. Rebecca Jordan
Dr. Rebecca Jordan is an Associate Professor of Literacy Education and the edTPA Coordinator at Salem College. Prior to receiving her PhD in Early Childhood, Special Education, and Literacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she taught in high needs elementary schools in both Guilford County and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She also worked as an Instructional Coach and served as the Program Specialist for Student Interventions in WS/FCS. Her teaching and research interests focus on teacher knowledge, skills, and beliefs around early literacy. She is a staunch advocate for the professionalization of education and the attainment of literacy for all.
Alexandra Hoskins
Alexandra Hoskins serves as Senior Executive Director for Systems Integration for Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC, and she has worked for the district since 2006. She has almost 25 years of experience as an educator, and she impacted lives as a high school English teacher in high-poverty schools for 9 years. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University. Her personal mission statement reads, “I am an authentic advocate who builds capacity by empowering others.” She serves on the Board of Directors for several arts- and education-based nonprofit organizations.