Carol Midgetts junior high and high school years were spent
the largely rural community around Smithfield, North Carolina.
She received a Bachelor of Arts from Atlantic Christian College
(Barton College) in 1966. She continues her life long love of
learning as she works to complete graduate studies at the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Carol lives in North Carolina with her husband of 32 years,
P.D., a retired Methodist minister. They have two sons, John,
who has a degree in biology and is a managing partner in a
Wilmington business and Todd, who has a degree in business
management and manages a Wilmington business.
Carol has taught grades one through eight for more than 15
years. Additionally, Carol holds certification in the area of
academically gifted education. She also serves as a mentor for
novice teachers. This 1991 recipient of the North Carolina
Presidential Award for elementary mathematics has constantly
striven to provide a quality education to her students.
In 1996, she was certified as an Early Childhood Generalist by
the National Board on Professional Teaching Standards. In
1999, this Southport elementary teacher helped coordinate
training for the new science curriculum in Brunswick County.
The year 2000 held a new challenge.
Serving as a member of the Standards 2000 writing team has
been the most incredibly valuable professional development
experience of my life! It has been a challenge beyond compare.
As a community of learners we grappled with the big ideas of