Paul J Cancellieri
Paul Cancellieri is a National Board Certified eighth-grade science teacher at Rolesville Middle School in Rolesville, North Carolina. After spending several years as a science researcher, he began his career as an educator in 2001 and has taught middle school science since then. After 10 years in the classroom, Paul spent a sabbatical leading the Data Literacy Program for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching before returning to the science classroom in 2014. He has worked at several middle schools in the Greater Raleigh Area, earning Teacher of the Year honors twice. Paul’s focus is on grading and assessment, emphasizing best practices for fair and accurate measurement of student mastery.
Paul is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the North Carolina Science Teachers Association, and he earned the latter’s Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year award in 2012. He has also been a member of the International Society for Technology in Education and the North Carolina Technology in Education Society. Paul has presented at conferences for all four organizations, on topics ranging from progressive grading practices to practical ways to use tech tools for learning and assessment. He earned a Kenan Fellowship from the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development in 2009 and has worked every year since with the new fellows to improve their understanding of data and assessment.
Paul earned a master’s degree in botany from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in marine science from Long Island University–Southampton.