Marci Harvey

Marci Harvey teaches physics and integrated science in the UNCSA High School Academic Program. She joined the faculty at UNCSA in 2017 after serving Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for nearly 20 years.

My teaching style is very interactive and collaborative. Students work together to solve problems. We observe, collect data, develop a model and test the model in problem-solving. Students learn how to communicate and share their thinking with evidence and reasoning.


  • National Board Certification for Adolescent/Young Adult Science, 2008, renewed in 2018
  • Served as the lead chemistry teacher for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools from 2006-09 and as the lead physics teacher in 2016
  • Presentation at National Science Teachers Association conference with Aaron Willey, biology teacher at UNCSA "It Takes A Village: Partnering With the Community" (April 2019)
  • Presentation at NC Science Teachers Association state conference "Moving Away From Traditional Assessments" (November 2019)
  • Presentation invitation at National Science Teachers Association conference (April 2020, cancelled due to COVID-19)

Career Highlights

  • A 2017-18 NC Teacher Voice Fellow with the Hope Street Group
  • One of 49 teachers from North Carolina selected for the Kenan Fellows Program (2013-14), completing a summer externship at NC A&T University on biofuel research

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Maytrice Walton Professional Development Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, 2016
  • NCAE Kay Trull Distinguished Educator Award, 2015
  • NCSTA District 5 Outstanding Senior High Teaching Award, 2013
  • Grant recipient: Target (2010), PTSA (2012), NCSTA (2013), PTSA (2015)


  • Chair, UNCSA Faculty Welfare Committee, 2020-present
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Nu chapter member, 2015-present
  • North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) member, 1999-present
  • Chair, NCAE NBCT Network, 2015-19


M.S. ChemistryUniversity of South Carolina

B.S. ChemistryCollege of Charleston