Barbara Mitchell Parramore (Class of 1954) Scholarship
The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:
At the time of this scholarship establishment, Barbara Mitchell Parramore is professor emerita at the College of Education of North Carolina State University. With more than 40 years in public education, she has worked at all school levels including teacher, counselor, principal, and, at NC State University, she was the founding head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1975, as well as serving as the second woman academic department head on campus. In 1994, she received the Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest honor for a faculty member given by the University’s Board of Trustees. Long interested in the preparation of teachers and work with teachers and school leaders, she served as president of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies and also as president of the North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and was active in the national organizations of these associations. Her publications include academic articles, book chapters, and instructional materials including textbooks and teachers’ guides. She was married to the late Thomas C Parramore, historian (1932-2004). They had two daughters, Lisa and Lynn; Lisa and her husband, Svein Olslund, have two sons, Alex and Lucas.
The award by the Woman’s College (now UNCG) of a Roxie Armfield King scholarship of 100 dollars annually for four years made a difference in her life, and it is the intent of this scholarship to continue that tradition.