Teacher Academy Teacher Leaders

Meet Our Teacher Leaders

Statement of Purpose: Teacher Academy Teacher Leaders?

Teacher Academy is a program developed by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and funded by The Winston-Salem Foundation Peer Project. The program’s main function is to support teachers and improve student outcomes.

District Contact Information

Donna Cannon-Director of Teacher Academy

Instructional Superintendent


336.703.4262 ext. 70468

Beth Ausley

Teacher Academy Coordinator


336.661.3111 ext. 70129

Do you need additional classroom support? Then we have a Teacher Leader for you! Our Teacher Leaders have been selected by the district to be Quality Colleagues. They are experienced teachers who are practicing professionals. They are ready, willing and able to help with instruction, behavior and general classroom management. If you have questions, please feel free to contact one of our very own Teacher Leaders. Conversations are confidential and non-evaluative. They are your friends and colleagues and they are here to support improved teaching and learning at Moore Magnet.

Meet Mrs. Hawk

My name is Jennie Hawk and I have been teaching in WSFCS for 14 years. The first 7 years of my teaching career, I taught students with behavior and emotional disabilities in a self contained K-4 classroom. I then transitioned into the regular education field as a first grade teacher and have been in that position ever since! In addition to being a Teacher Academy Leader for the past 3 years, I served as the districts Teacher of the Year in 2017. Due to my background with behaviors, I have led staff development at the school level on Morning Meeting/Social Circles, Behavior/Classroom Management, and PBIS related professional developments. I have also led staff development at the district level on social emotional learning. As I am finishing up my Masters of Reading degree, I have also conducted PD on Word Study.

Meet Mrs. Jacobo

Growing up here in Winston-Salem, I attended Kimberly Park Magnet School for elementary school, attended Paisley Middle School and graduated from Mount Tabor High School in 2001. I graduated with an Elementary Education license from UNCG in 2005. This is my 15th year teaching and all of them have been at Moore Magnet! I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades here at Moore and the last 14 years have been in 3rd grade. I absolutely LOVE the curriculum of 3rd grade and the age group of the kids! I enjoy watching kids make that big transition from 2nd to 3rd grade and watching them grasp concepts that help them cultivate a love for reading and become lifelong readers and reading to learn new concepts. Reading is integrated into other subject areas to focus on cross-curriculum learning through literature. Moore also focuses on incorporating Howard Gardner's 8 Smarts into our lessons and I am definitely logic/math smart! I love teaching math whole group and math small groups digging deep into 3rd grade standards to reinforce and enrich students. Learning through small, differentiated groups helps students grasp concepts that were missed during whole group learning. I am a big advocate for building relationships with children and their families from the beginning of the year. Working together as a team throughout the year helps children be successful!

Meet Mrs. Protokowicz

My name is Brittany Protokowicz. I've taught 2nd grade for 10 years in WS/FCS. This is my 4th year at Moore and 3rd year as part of the Teacher Academy with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. I enjoy my time helping other teachers and giving support where it is needed. Some of my strengths include lesson planning, using the pacing guide, teaching routines and procedures, guided reading and TDR, using student data notebooks and making SSP's.

Meet Mrs. Vogel

My name is Nissa Vogel. I have been teaching at Moore for four years. Prior to Moore, I spent eight years at other schools here in WSFCS. I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. I then became certified to teach AIG instruction in 2018. Prior to teaching, I worked at a therapeutic wilderness camp and a therapeutic group home. I am a Class Dojo and School wide Face Book guru. I am particularly skilled at building relationships with students and the families I serve. Building climate and culture is my thing! See me if you need help with establishing class norms, like the Moore 4!

Meet Mrs. Seivers

My name is Cathy Seivers and I have been teaching for 16 years. I have previously taught at Hall-Woodward Elementary and Petree Elementary. I have always taught Kindergarten, except for 1 year when I looped with my class to 1st grade. I have served as a STAR 3 teacher leader for 3 years at HWES. I have led professional develop in technology, guided reading, writing and reading. This is my 1st year as a WSFCS Teacher Leader, where I serve as a Quality Colleague Mentor, and led professional development. And for thoe that already don't know, I am fluent in Spanish.