Buncombe County Schools Employees
Eric Grant, Head of 6-12 English Language Arts Curriculum for Buncombe County Schools Transcript
Stacia Harris, Head of Communications and Marketing for Buncombe County Schools, and
Dr. Samantha Sircy, Principal of North Buncombe High School Transcript
Other People Interviewed
These individuals were not involved in the North Buncombe High School challenge against The Bluest Eye in fall 2017. We interviewed them to gather insight based on their professional expertise in library science, studies on Toni Morrison, or, in Lisa Baldwin’s case, past involvement with the Buncombe County School Board and prior book challenges.
Dr. Deborah James, Toni Morrison Scholar and Professor of Literature at UNCA Transcript
Gene Hyde, Head Archivist at UNCA’s Ramsey Library Transcript
Amanda Glenn-Bradley, Research Librarian at UNCA’s Ramsey Library Transcript
Ken Miller, Librarian at Pack Memorial Library Transcript
We had originally hoped to interview the teacher who assigned The Bluest Eye as well as the complaining parent, Tim Cooley, however we were unable to get contact information for the teacher, and efforts to contact Tim Cooley were unsuccessful.