Christopher Sabolcik

EnglishHigh School Academic Programs
Christopher Sabolcik

High School Academic Program faculty member Christopher Sabolcik previously taught in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school district for seven years. Sabolcik also teaches with the National Paideia Institute, Governor's School West and is a field editor for the educational journal Notes on American Letters. During his time at Wake Forest Univerisity, Sabolcik was a Masters Teaching Fellow and has been the recipient of several literary and teaching awards. 

My approach to pedagogy blends the various ways readers can experience literature: rooted in the personal and reflective, branching out into domains of history, culture, politics and philosophy. As an instructor, I position myself not as some expert who doles out interpretations, but rather as an adviser who prepares scholars to discover, comprehend, analyze, critique and appreciate a work of literature.


  • Faculty at National Paideia Institute since 2014
  • Department chair and teacher (Area II - Philosophy and Critical Thinking Course) at Governor’s School West since 2013
  • Taught AP Literature and Composition since 2013

Career Highlights

  • The most meaningful highlights in his teaching career center around feedback from current and former students: the brief "eureka!" moments in class, the discovery of a favorite or meaningful literary text or updates from alumni.

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Master Teacher Fellow
  • Drake Senior Excellence Award in English
  • Jones Shakespeare Prize
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Faculty, National Paideia Institute
  • Member, National Council for Teachers of English
  • Contributor and Editor, Notes on American Letters


M.A.Ed. Secondary English EducationWake Forest University

B.A. English, PhilosophyWake Forest University