Knight Spotlight: 5th Grade


Suzy Campbell has been a fifth grade language arts and social studies teacher at Chatham Charter since 2019. She began her teaching career in 1987. She taught first and second grades in Asheboro City Schools for 9 years, and from 1997-2010 taught kindergarten and second grade at Liberty Elementary. In 2010 Mrs. Campbell became an elementary reading specialist at Liberty.
She retired from the state system in 2017 after 30 years in education.
Mrs. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a reading concentration. She became a National Board Certified teacher in 2002 and met the renewal requirements in 2012.

Mrs. Campbell’s favorite unit and field trip center around Colonial America. The unit integrates reading, speaking, listening, writing, and U.S. history. Its primary curriculum standard is 5.H.1 Understand the role of various people, events, and ideas in shaping the United States.

“Students research life during colonial times, and present the information that they learn to other students, parents, and teachers.  They dress in Colonial wear while stating the facts that they learned. We follow up with a field trip to Camp Flintlock where students play colonial games, practice sword fighting, and observe their teacher firing a musket,” explained Mrs. Campbell.

Robyn Walker has over 25 years of teaching experience, having taught  in Chatham County and Montgomery County before coming to Chatham Charter in 2003. During her time as a Knight, Mrs. Walker taught fifth grade for three years before moving to third grade for seventeen years. This school year she moved back to fifth grade. Mrs. Walker has a degree in Child Development and a K-6 Teaching Certificate from Meredith College.

“One of my favorite field trips is the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. There is so much North Carolina history that is connected to the NASA Space Program. I love teaching math – especially sharing tricks and shortcuts that I have learned over the years to the students. It has been awesome coming back to fifth grade this year,” said Mrs. Walker.