Kris Porazzi Sorrells

Head of School

Kris Porazzi Sorrells earned her MA in Mathematics (1998) from Wake Forest University and her BS in Mathematics from Salem College (1996), where she also received the Elisabeth Oesterlein Award. Having graduated from Salem College with first-hand experience in the world single-sex education, Kris is passionate about Salem Academy’s mission to educate and prepare young ladies not only for college but also for their future. During her time at the Academy, Kris has taught Algebra Two, Advanced Functions & Modeling, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB (Calculus One), and Calculus BC (Calculus Two). Kris is very active in professional circles through her memberships in the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as well as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM). Kris has led workshops on learning mathematics through art, particularly Calculator Art, for various high schools as well as at NCCTM State Conferences. Kris has two children, Breanna and Matthew. Her entire family is very active at their church, Covenant Baptist Fellowship, where her husband Sam is the pastor. She assists with the children and youth bible studies as well as music and drama ministries. In her spare time, Kris likes to quilt, crochet, and cross stitch, and is learning to knit.

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