Christopher Sabolcik

Christopher Sabolcik teaches English in the UNCSA High School Academic Program. He previously taught in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school district for seven years and also teaches with the National Paideia Institute and Governor's School West.

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, Wake Forest University
  • 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