• Jernigan 203A

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Tosha Arriola , M.Ed.

  • Instructor
  • Director of NC Fellow Program and Cato Fellows
  • Cato School of Education

Tosha Arriola teaches education courses to traditional undergraduate pre-service teachers.  She is known for being enthusiastic and for having high expectations of her students.  She is also the Director for the NC and Cato Fellows Programs. She looks forward to leading John Belk International Program trips in the upcoming years.

Arriola brings fifteen years of experience teaching in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district into her college classroom. Most recently she taught at Myers Park Traditional School, Nations Ford Elementary, and Collinswood Language Academy. She has won many awards for her teaching and has been recognized for closing the achievement gap between minorities and students from low socio-economic backgrounds, including the Meck Ed Teacher of Excellence in 2012.

Arriola's research interests include second language acquisition and learning strategies and how they can improve student achievement. She has been a presenter at the National Professional Development Schools' conference for the past five years. 

Arriola was a Peace Corps volunteer and spent three years teaching preschool and training preschool teachers in Costa Rica. She has also been a Girl Scout leader for the past 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 


  • B.A.  - Education and Spanish; State University of New York Cortland College
  • M. Ed.  - Literacy; Queens Univeristy of Charlotte


  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2015 The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Meck Ed Teacher of Excellence 2012
  • Teacher of the Year 2011 Myers Park Traditional School
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