Welcome to the Pirate Nation! My name is Dr. Allen Guidry, an East Carolina University alumnus ('95, '02) and former classroom teacher. As a proud Pirate myself, I can personally attest to the excitement, enthusiasm, and "Purple pride" that becomes a part of someone who chooses East Carolina University as their institution of higher learning. Becoming a Pirate means becoming a part of the life-blood of a region, becoming the embodiment of our motto, "Servire" (to serve). Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of teacher education. For generations, East Carolina University has been preparing top-quality, nationally recognized master teachers that serve all of North Carolina. This has been done by linking instructional theory with educational practice and personal passion with academic rigor. As someone who obtained their teaching license through East Carolina's teacher preparation programs and who then went on to spend more than a decade of successful service in the public schools of eastern North Carolina, I can unequivocally say that East Carolina University prepared me to succeed in the classroom. I invite you to see what we're about and to find out what makes the Pirate Nation and the teachers it produces so special.
Allen Guidry, PhD
Assistant Professor, History Education