Teacher of the Year

Coming 2014

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Benefit Show at Kings - Jan. 31st

We are honored that NC Music Love Army, Monsonia and DJ Suggadelic will be performing in support of our film at Kings Barcade in Raleigh on January 31st at 7 p.m. Admission is five dollars. All proceeds will go to purchasing equipment and post-production services for the film.

Press Release

About the Film

Teacher of the Year is a documentary film that will pull back the curtain on the teaching profession and explore the nuance of teacher performance.

What makes a good teacher?     How should teaching be measured?

Though these questions are often discussed, their complexity has been overlooked. Teachers, like actors, perform for audiences made up of diverse educational stakeholders, and the audience's response is shaped by their experience with fictional teachers in movies and television.

To reveal the complexity of teacher performance, we will follow one teacher, Angie Scioli, over the course of the 2013-2014 school year in an effort to document her experiences as she navigates the many voices competing for her attention. To provide context to Angie's journey, we will interview experts in the fields of media studies, education, sociology, and other related fields.

Fundraising

We've gone as far as we can on our own. We need your help to make the film a reality. Our most pressing need is equipment. We need an editing workstation including an iMac and software. We also need a production kit to include at least one HD camera, lighting equipment, and microphones.

Our budget goals are relatively modest, but our ambition is not. We believe with a simple production kit and an editing workstation, we can make a great film that will appeal to a wide audience. In addition to equipment, our expenses during production and post-production will include travel costs and marketing efforts.

Original Goal: $10,000

Amount Raised: $2,000

Updated Goal: $8,000
Thank You Gifts
  • $5

    Social Media Shout Out

  • $25

    DVD*
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    Shout Out

  • $50

    Invite to Premiere*
    +
    DVD*
    +
    Shout Out

  • $100

    Associate Producer Credit*
    +
    Invite to Premiere*
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    DVD*
    +
    Shout Out

  • $500

    VIP Screening*
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    Everything Else

*Upon Completion of the Film

About the Filmmakers

Rob Phillips and Jason Korreck are teachers at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, NC. Rob teaches English and Cultural Media Literacy. He has been teaching for 14 years. He holds a Master's degree in English with a focus in Film Studies.

Jason has been teaching Digital Media for 4 years. He holds an MFA degree in Digital Cinema. His professional experience includes producing and directing oral history projects and documentaries. This is Rob and Jason's first film together.

Angie Scioli has taught Social Studies at Leesville Road High School since graduating as an NC Teaching Fellow from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993. Recognized as Wake County's First Year Teacher of the Year in 1994, and as her school's Teacher of the Year in 1999, she went on to earn her master's degree in 1999 and National Board Certification in 2001. In 2012, she piloted the "flipped classroom" model of instruction at her school and helped establish and fund Leesville's first endowed scholarship.

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