Joy F. Edwards

1317 Dogwood Lane
Wilson, NC 27896


Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral part of the overall instructional program.


2014- Present      East Carolina University- Masters of Library Science-   (4.0 GPA)                                             Graduate May 2017

2013- Present      CPR Certified

2007- Present     National Board Teaching Certification in Mathematics

1988 - 1992         Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with Teacher Certification    

                              Barton College

1984 - 1988         Beddingfield High School

Work Experience

2016- Present     Fike High School Media Coordinator

1993- Present    Hunt High School teaching Mathematics

2000-2014         AVID Coordinator and AVID Elective Teacher

2012- Present   Licensed Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor at Wilson YMCA and HHS

1992-1993         Greenfield School teaching 7th, 8th, and 12th grade Mathematics

1986 - 1994       Winn Dixie Grocery Store, Cashier and Bookkeeper

Training/Professional Development

2016 How to Teach Critical Thinking Using  Summer Technology

          Conference Presenter

2014 Destiny Library Program - Able to check in/out books and order books

2014 E-Learning Initiative

2014 Common Core is the What, AVID is the How- Wilson County Schools Summer                    Conference Presenter

2007-2013  1:1 Laptop Initiative to Change school to a Digital Culture

2013 AVID Summer Institute Critical Reading I Training

2012 AVID Summer Institute Tutorology Training

2011 AVID Professional Development Presenter for Wilson County Schools Summer                    Conference

2010 AVID Professional Development Trainer of Trainer Training for Tutorology

2009 AVID Summer Institute Refining High School Training

2008 AVID Summer Institute College Counseling

2007 AVID Summer Institute College Readiness I for Grades 11-12

2005 AVID Summer Institute Continuing Demonstration School Training

2004 AVID Summer Institute Demonstration School Training

2004 Duke University Nonprofit Management Program Grant Writing Introduction

2004 College Board/SAT Workshop

2004 Facilitative Leadership Training

2003 AVID Summer Institute Elective Teacher Training II

2002 AVID Summer Institute Elective Teacher Training

2001 AVID Summer Institute Mathematics Training

2001 Classroom Assessment Institute

2001 Writing Instruction

2000 Lead Team/School Improvement

2000 TEST Grant Computer Skills Training

2000 SACS Committee

2000 Progressive Algebra Research

2000 High School Exit Exam Reviewer

1992 – 2000 NCCTM Mathematics Conferences

Professional Organizations

American Library Association

North Carolina School Library Media Association

ECU American Library Association Student Chapter

North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Areas of Expertise

Leadership- Led the AVID Site Team for 14 years while also serving on the school                                       leadership team.

Differentiating Instruction- Able to create lessons geared to different learning styles and                          ability levels, especially at the high school level.

Teaching Higher Level Thinking Skills- Through AVID, Bloom's Taxonomy was used                                  daily. Students were also taught to use these skills.

Presentations to Faculty/Parents- Able to create and present presentations to                                                groups. Staff development and parent meetings were planned  5-9                                            times per year.

Collaborative/Team Player- Look forward to collaborating with teachers to plan lessons                            that will stimulate students. Due to AVID experience, I am familiar with                                 ALL areas within the high school and understand the different needs and                               curriculums of ALL departments.

Planning- Have planned banquets, field trips for 120 students, professional development                         activities, family workshops, AVID Site Team Meetings, Relay for Life                                    Fundraisers, Chicken plate fundraiser, AVID Club, SADD (Students Against                          Drinking and Driving) Club, Adopt a Highway with 150 students

Extensive Reader- I am a book worm. I read anything and everything that comes my way.

Technology Integration Skills

Google : Slides, Docs, Sheets and websites that incorporate technology into lessons

Webpage Creation

Symbaloo Visual Bookmarking Tool

Blogs and Wikis

Smart Board Usage


Windows: PowerPoint, Word, Excel


Ensure that students are effective users of information.

Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and ethical users of                            information.

Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning                     experiences that foster critical thinking.

Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between                 the school library and student achievement.

Why am I the Perfect Candidate for Media Coordinator?

     My love for books and teaching has brought me to this point in my career. After teaching mathematics for 23 years, I felt it was time for a change and I wanted to do something in which I could have a bigger impact. The library is the heart of any school and using the AVID training I have participated in over the years will make me an asset and afford me the ability to creatively plan lessons that will stimulate children while fostering their love for reading. I also have enough technology experience that the students and teachers would never lack for resources.

I organized the AVID seniors into groups that tutored at Forest Hills Middle School, Springfield Middle School, and Vinson Bynum Elementary School.


My love of reading has brought me to my new career as Fike High School's Media Coordinator. I had the vision of making the space more open and college-like. Through lots of hard work, and some terrific media assistants, we transformed the place! I took a few pictures to share the vision the progress. My new vision includes students flocking to the library to get the newest book and printing their newest creation on the 3D printer I bought with a Wilson Education Partnership grant I received. With student iPads/Chromebooks and the availability of e-books (which can easily differentiate instruction), there is no reason for students to not enjoy reading and creating in this new and improved space.


Mark Holley, Principal at Fike High School,

Matthew Mayo, Director of Technology, Edgcombe County Schools

Displays are Fun!