Spring 2013 Instructors
Camie Bell received a bachelor’s degree and continued her graduate work in mathematics at Appalachian State University. She has been teaching math in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for more than 23 years.
Linda B. Dunlap received her MA in children’s literature from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., and a degree in comparative literature from the University of Virginia. She served most recently as associate director of the Pro Humanitate Center at Wake Forest University.
Tony Econ taught for both Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance Studios. He also studied under a top-five world champion for 15 years and qualified for a degree under the prestigious Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He has held professional memberships for 25 years in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and continues to teach beginners, professional competitors and workshops for local amateur dance groups. He is a former competitor and has coached professional and amateur dancers.
Sue Freitag received a BS in mathematics from Appalachian State University. She has continued her graduate studies at UNC- Greensboro. For more than 25 years she has taught mathematics in the Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She has extensive training in MELT (Math Education Leadership Training) through Appalachian State University. She is the math academic team coach, works closely with the math club and is a peer tutoring sponsor at R.J. Reynolds High School.
Susan Harding is a Duke-trained integrative health coach. She is passionate about serving, motivating and educating women of the Triad about wellness, particularly self-care. Through her teaching and coaching, Susan gives students permission to pause, reflect and strategize about “who they want to be when they grow up.”
Bruce Heye, "The Wine Guy," has taught a wide variety of wine classes at Salem College and is a fixture at wine events in the area. After 30 years working in the financial community, Bruce turned his sights toward his favorite pastime – explaining wine to all who enjoy the wonderful world of wine. He holds an MBA from Seton Hall University and has developed his understanding of wine by judging numerous wine competitions on the East Coast, traveling through most major wine regions in this country and Europe and meeting with many of the important wine experts.
Marlene Kuser holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has created one- of-a-kind jewelry and taught jewelry design techniques for more than 26 years. She owned a co-op retail store featuring jewelry and craft classes, and has successfully coordinated jewelry and craft shows for numerous organizations. Marlene is the past president of The Bead Society of New Jersey and former vice president of public relations for the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.
Parker Lovell runs one of the largest riding academies in the United States. The Lovells are third-generation horse people, with scores of world and national champion riders to their credit. Cash Lovell Stables is nationally acclaimed for its work with beginner riders of all ages, in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly environment. The barn’s indoor riding arenas are the largest in the Southeast.
Sarah Nelson holds an education degree from the University of Tennessee. She is retired from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools after teaching for 38 years. She has been teaching the SAT Verbal/Critical Reading class at Salem for 13 years.
Judy Oakley is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and completed graduate work at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. After 33 years teaching English in the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools, she retired in 2010. She is a consultant with the Department of Education at Winston-Salem State University and has taught SAT Preparation at Salem College for six years.
Karyn Reilly is an interior designer specializing in kitchen and bath design. She is a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and NCIDQ qualified. Karyn led classes at UNC- Greensboro and Salem College about the interrelation between design and sustainability issues. Locally, she is involved with sustainability initiatives ranging from historic preservation to neighborhood gardening projects.
Carol Roan is the co-editor of three anthologies, the author of four published nonfiction books and an award-winning author of short fiction. She holds graduate degrees from Indiana University and Columbia University Currently the president of Winston-Salem Writers, she is an experienced, compassionate workshop leader.
Christine SanDominick, M.Ed. has more than 15 years experience in education. She is currently a learning specialist for a Winston-Salem corporation, specializing in instructional technology. Christine has authored a blog for more than seven years, chronicling the joy of raising five children while maintaining a sense of humor. Christine has facilitated “kind and firm” discipline workshops for parents and educators since 1997.
Jennifer Stevenson-Vincent is an award- winning professional writer and educator with more than 25 years experience. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the country, and she has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. An experienced workshop leader, Stevenson is the creator of the Anyone Can Write and Healing Words programs. Her work is featured in the new books: Taking Flight: Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry and Taking Flight 2012. She is a co-founder and past president and chairman of Winston-Salem Writers.
Michelle Thetford holds a degree in history from Salem College and an MA in history from UNC-Greensboro. She has been a Microsoft Certified Expert in Word and Excel since 2004, conducting group and individual training on the entire suite of Microsoft Office programs.
Dana Triplett holds a master’s in instructional technology from Appalachian State University and a degree in business administration from Salem College. He is an application support analyst for the City of Winston-Salem, teaching employees “the how-tos” of software and hardware. He is an avid technology gadget guru.
Vickie Verano has been an art instructor for the Courses for Community program since 1997 and teaches the Summer Art Enrichment Program at Salem College. Children and adults of all ages can participate in a variety of her drawing and painting classes offered year-round.
Susan Woodring is the author of the novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012), and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction has appeared in Isotope, Passages North, turnrow and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short fiction was short listed for Best American Non- Required Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010.