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Rich Nixon

Mr. Nixon graduated from Clayton High School in 1973 and attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship, before graduating with High Honors from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in History.  He later received a Masters in Education from N. C. State, and has completed course work towards a Ph.D.. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served as a faculty consultant for the College Board, participating in the annual reading of the Advanced Placement US History Exam from 1995 to 2007.  Over his 40-year career Mr. Nixon has taught at Athens Drive High School, South Johnston High School, and Clayton High School, as well as Corinth Holders High School. In 2000 he was honored as North Carolina's U.S. History Teacher of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  In 2001 Mr. Nixon was a member of the American delegation that traveled to Beijing to participate in the Sino-American Education Forum.  In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 he attended the National Education Association's Representative Assembly as a member of the North Carolina delegation and was recognized as WRAL-TV's Teacher of the Week in May of 2012.

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