Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Morganton

Joined NCSSM in June 2022

Adam Benoit joined the NCSSM-Morganton team in June 2022 as a physics instructor. He began his career in 2005 at Lincolnton High School in western North Carolina, where he taught physics, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physical science, and pre-calculus. In 2012 he was named Lincolnton High School Teacher of the Year, and in 2021 he became a North Carolina Energy Literacy Fellow. Adam also spent 15 years coaching football and three years coaching track & field. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three dogs and cat, 3D printing, and playing video games. He is an active volunteer for Helping Animals to Survive HATS in Lincoln County and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2022.

BS, Adolescent Physics and Mathematics Education, State University of New York at Cortland
MAEd, Science Education, East Carolina University

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Seth Anthony

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Tylisha Baber

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Deann Barger

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Jonathan Bennett

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Kim Browning

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Michael Bruno

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Michael Cargill

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Christopher Collins

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Kat Cooper

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Jianbei Deng

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Mauricio Escobar

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Michael Falvo

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Bob Gotwals

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Tandy Grubbs

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Shalane Hairston

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Nina Kornegay

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Mareca Lodge

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Antonio Lopez

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Cristel Miller

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Kimberly Monahan

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Charlie Payne

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Erin Quinlan

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Rachel Rueckeis ’88

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Lindsay Smith

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Darrell Spells

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Gabriela Stefan

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Isaac Stewart

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Lindsey Taylor

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Katherine Unruhe

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Lauren Wagner ’03

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Jenny Wang

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Sam Wheeler

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Jennifer Williams

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