Queen’s Grant teacher name honoree for Freddie G. Teacher Experience

Music Theatre International this week named Tiffany Dunagan, a 5th grade teacher at Queen’s Grant Community Charter School, a 2011 honoree of the second-annual Freddie G. Teacher Experience scheduled for July 15, 16, and 17th in New York City.The Mint Hill Times

The Freddie G. Teacher Experience (named for Music Theatre International’s CEO and Chairman Freddie Gershon who, with his wife Myrna, underwrites the awards and weekend) is a weekend devoted exclusively to professional development for theatrical educators held over the summer in New York City.

Dunagan attended Furman University in Greenville, S.C. where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Education. She is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership through Oakland University. Tiffany has been a classroom teacher for 16 years and has taught kindergarten through fifth grades. She enjoys training other teachers in creative teaching strategies and management techniques. She has also been a middle school cheerleading coach for eight years and the drama director for three years.


Gas prices up 7 cents in the past week


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It’s news that we don’t want to hear—not before the summer driving season begins when gas prices traditionally rise. Because of disturbances in the Middle East, oil speculators, and high demand, average retail gasoline prices in the Charlotte area have risen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83 per gallon as of Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week according to gasoline price website CharlotteGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Charlotte during the past week, prices yesterday were $1.04 per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 29.2 cents per gallon during the last month.