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Governor Appoints New NCCAT Trustees

Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Elaine Boone of Burnsville, Linda Daves of Asheboro, Kwan Graham of Charlotte and Julie Terry of Ahoskie to the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT).

Boone had a distinguished career as a business teacher with Buncombe County Schools (1964–1966), business teacher at Yancey County Schools (1966–2001) and faculty at Mayland Community College (1972–2005).

“I am honored to be appointed to the NCCAT Board of Trustees by our Governor, Pat McCrory,” Mrs. Boone said. “My teacher friends in Yancey County tell me that the best professional development program they ever attended was NCCAT which gave them a new enthusiasm and love for teaching.”

Daves, who is a retired educator with a passion for education, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Masters of Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“I am committed to help NCCAT grow because of the outstanding professional development opportunities it provides for teachers of all ages,” Daves said.

Graham is currently Director of Parent and Charter School Advocacy with Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina and was a former member of the Public Charter School Advisory Council.

“In joining this group I want to expand my advocacy to support teachers inside the classroom as they educate children in the state of North Carolina,” Graham said.

Terry has worked 30 plus years as a school counselor, including her current position at Bearfield Primary School in Hertford County.

“I’m looking forward to being part of this positive group for education,” Terry said. “Every time I’ve talked to a teacher who came back from NCCAT, they had learned something to use in the classroom.”

“We welcome them and look forward to benefiting from their knowledge, skills and experience as we move NCCAT forward in providing professional development opportunities that teachers need to help create successful students across our state,” Thompson said.