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Governor Cooper appoints four members to NCCAT Board of Trustees

Newly appointed trustees are Dr. Catherine Edmonds of Merry Hill, Dr. Terry W. Worrell of Greensboro, Justin Parmenter of Charlotte, and Julie Paige Pittman of Rutherfordton. All four were appointed to serve until October 31, 2021.

CULLOWHEE - Governor Roy Cooper has appointed four new members to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Board of Trustees.

Newly appointed trustees are Dr. Catherine Edmonds of Merry Hill, Dr. Terry W. Worrell of Greensboro, Justin Parmenter of Charlotte, and Julie Paige Pittman of Rutherfordton. All four were appointed to serve until October 31, 2021.

“Individually and collectively, these are outstanding leaders who will continue to help us focus on high-quality professional development for teachers in North Carolina,” stated Dr. M. Brock Womble, executive director of NCCAT.

NCCAT new Board of Trustee members are:

Dr. Catherine Edmonds of Merry Hill as representative from Education District 1. Edmonds currently serves as superintendent of Bertie County Schools and will become the next superintendent of the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank School System on July 1. Previously, she served as director of Educational Leadership and Development for the UNC System Academic and University Programs and as the state director of the NC Principal Fellows.

Dr. Terry W. Worrell of Asheboro as representative from Education District 5. Worrell currently serves as the superintendent of the Asheboro City Schools. She previously served as senior director for district services of North Carolina New Schools, superintendent of Central Region for Guilford County Schools and as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Rockingham County Schools. 

Justin Parmenter of Charlotte as representative from Education District 6.  Parmenter has been an English teacher at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools since 2002, where he has been named a Teacher of the Year numerous times.  He is an alumnus of the Hope Street Group NC Teacher Voice Network and began his teaching career as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania.

Julie Paige Pittman of Rutherfordton as representative from Education District 8. Pittman has been an English teacher at Rutherford County Schools since 2003. Before becoming a public-school teacher, she held teaching positions at UNC-CH, Rutgers University, New York University and Central Piedmont Community College. Pittman was the 2018 NC Western Region Teacher of the Year.

Per Section 115C-296.6 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the NCCAT Board of Trustees is composed of the following membership: the Chairman of the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or their designees (both ex officio members); two members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; two members appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and eight members appointed by the Governor, one from each of the eight educational regions.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is set for Friday, November 1, 2019.

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