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Love of Public Education

I attended elementary, junior high, and high school in North Carolina public schools, and our children did the same, with our older child now in college in the UNC system. My mother was a preschool teacher until she went back to school for her master's, and then taught reading in North Carolina public high schools for 20+ years.  I've been on the school board in Chapel Hill-Carrboro for the past 8 years, listening to teachers and leading change in our district to ensure we have resources in the right places to improve instruction for all students.

Management skill

I've spent my entire career in corporate IT leadership--managing large teams across the globe, leading large projects and significant budgets with a variety of stakeholders, and driving change in processes and systems to deliver value to the business, with a focus on customer experience improvements.

Share your ideas

I want to hear from all those interested in education in our state, but especially from North Carolina's 100,000 public school teachers about what your Department of Public Instruction can do to improve your classroom experiences.  Please call us at (919) 351-9060 and share: What are the most significant obstacles you face each day and how can public policy effectively address them?