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Editor’s Note: EdNC will be posting leadership profiles on the policymakers influencing education in North Carolina. Recently, I met with a member of our General Assembly. He noted that upon becoming a legislator people started treating him like an object. I come from a family that values public service, period. You know our policymakers as politicians. I hope our profiles help you know them better as people. EdNC wants you to be comfortable walking into the legislature, interacting with the legislators, and participating in state government – it is your government after all.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx: More local control in education

When Virginia Foxx was first elected to U.S. Congress in 2004, she wasn’t sure she wanted to be on the...

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Rep. Alma Adams: Education is the great equalizer

The U.S. Congress can seem far removed from North Carolina’s classrooms. Their debates, lawmaking, and partisan bickering doesn’t always seem...

 

Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee

Created in 1989, this Committee consists of 22 members from both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly. Eleven members...

 

The North Carolina Education Cabinet

In 1992, the North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Education Cabinet to ensure cooperation among all entities of...

 

North Carolina State Board of Education

The NC State Board of Education holds the constitutional authority to lead and uphold the system of public education in...

 

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is tasked with implementing North Carolina’s public school laws and the State Board of...

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson

Children’s book author. Former travel agent. First woman elected Superintendent. June St. Clair Atkinson grew up and attended public schools...

 

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey

Tarheel fan. Former congressman. Lifelong learner. William Wilfred Cobey Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the...

 

Speaker of the House Tim Moore

Small town lawyer. Former Boy Scout advisor. Metal recycling company owner. Timothy Keith Moore was born on October 2, 1970...

 

President Pro Tempore of the NC Senate Phil Berger

Son of a factory worker. Married his high school sweetheart. Former produce manager. Phillip Edward Berger was born in 1952...

 

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

Architect. Coach. Innovator. Dan Forest was born in Harrisonburg, Va. in 1967 and raised in Charlotte, N.C. He is the...

 

Governor Pat McCrory

Former basketball referee. Movie star. News junkie. Patrick Lloyd “Pat” McCrory was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1956 and raised...