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Judson MacDonaldJudson MacDonald, MA

AOE Coordinator

Judson is the current Academy of Educators Coordinator and a licensed professional educator, based in Chapel Hill, NC. His passion derives from his musical roots as a cellist which led his exploration towards the humanities. As a teacher, he works enduringly to liberate the skills and critical thinking of his students, encouraging them to surpass their goals and expectations. He prioritizes individual relationships with his students, their loved ones, and his colleagues in order to make learning appropriate, inclusive, and relevant to all of the people in the learning community. In turn he also recognizes the work of a teacher means always being a student.

Judson is a former secondary teacher who earned his MA in Romance Languages (Spanish K-12 Teaching) from Appalachian State University. Here he also graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Spanish Education and title of 2016-17 Student Teacher of the Year. During college, he studied abroad at la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and student-taught third grade at El Colegio Metodista in Costa Rica. He currently serves the UNC School of Medicine full-time and works part-time as a National Trainer, Presenter, and Assessor for a global fitness company based in Auckland, New Zealand.