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
- 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