Nash Community College recognized three faculty members as Master Instructors for Higher Education in a ceremony held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the NCC Healthy Places Dining Room. Franchesca Battle, Amber Anders Greer and Katie Hoffer received the Master Instructor designation which was developed to identify Nash Community College instructors who exemplify excellence in three performance standards: educational professionalism, leadership and collaboration, and responsibility for student learning.
Franchesca Battle is a member of the English and Humanities and Social Sciences faculty and serves as a subject matter expert for Nash Online. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Public Relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration degree at East Carolina University. Franchesca holds graduate hours in English from East Carolina University. She has been employed at NCC for 14 years.
Amber Greer earned an Associate in Applied Science degree at Pitt Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Healthcare Management at Mount Olive College. She serves at NCC as Medical Assisting Practicum Coordinator and Instructor. Amber has been employed at NCC since 2012.
Katie Hoffer is an English and Humanities Instructor and co-director of the Global Scholars Program and Study Abroad. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Anthropology and a Master of Arts degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Katie has been employed at NCC for five years.
The Master Instructor constantly and consistently reflects upon their practice to ensure academic excellence and improvement for themselves, their peers, colleagues, and the college. They take responsibility for the progress of all Nash Community College students to ensure they graduate and are competitive in the workplace. Master Instructors strive to improve campus-wide classroom instruction by creating a positive working environment and sharing best practices with colleagues. They know how to engage students, keeping them actively involved and motivated in the classroom, and are able to gauge students’ understanding of content and organize instruction to meet instructional goals.
Pictured from left, Franchesca Battle, Katie Hoffer and Amber Greer