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I'm Tonya Lewis-Bernard, or just Mrs. Bernard. As a long-time military kid and then spouse, I'm happy to say we've found our forever home here in North Carolina. My husband and I are both teachers, and he teaches 7th grade Science. I love teaching Social Studies and working to create conscientious future citizens for the next generation. I believe this is one of our most important jobs as adults. I also believe very strongly in the need for healthy, active public schools as a central institution of our community. I often tell my students they can't complain unless they're willing to work to make things better. With the goal of being a good role model and practicing what I preach, I am attending law school for my JD in order to one day advocate for public schools, teachers and kids. I have a BA from the University of Oklahoma in Literature and History and a Master's in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame. I spend way too much time surfing the 'net and watching TV--when I should be studying, but, really--who doesn't?
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