DORIS ANN KROISS
Ph.D. candidate, Teacher Education Higher Education
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
John Onslow & Kate Dalton McNairy Scholar
Julie Sanders Gilbreath, Class of 1955, M.ED. 1966 Merit Scholar
“I aim to research better ways to keep happy teachers in the classroom through honoring them as individuals.”
I moved to Greensboro from Germany when I was young. At the time, it was my father’s turn to pursue a Ph.D. at UNCG; now it is mine. I fell in love with the University as a small child and have always wanted to return for a doctoral program. I am grateful that you have given me the opportunity to return to this wonderful institution in order to build on my passion for education.
After receiving my M.Ed. from UNCG, I taught at the Doris Henderson Newcomers School, serving refugee and immigrant populations. I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in Education to study teacher retention. In the future, I would like to develop stronger support programs for teachers. With your support, I aim to research better ways to keep happy teachers in the classroom through honoring them as individuals and building on their strengths.