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Katie Dukes

Katie Dukes graduated from North Carolina State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in film studies. She taught social studies at Cary High School (2008 – 2019) and the North Carolina Governor’s School (2014 – 2019), focusing on the role of race in American history and society. At Cary High, she created a mentorship program for at-risk teenagers, established a student fundraising effort for the education of children in South Sudan, and led a schoolwide equity team to promote equitable treatment, instructional practices, and support for students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. She currently serves on the North Carolina Governor’s School Foundation Board of Directors and is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. In her next career, she plans to work outside the education system to address issues of racial and socioeconomic inequality.

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