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Education expert joins speaker’s policy staff

The following is a press release from the office of North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland

The office of North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, announced Dr. James Allen Queen joined his staff as an education policy advisor Wednesday.

Dr. Queen is a North Carolina native and served as an education consultant, university professor, classroom teacher, and school principal prior to joining the Speaker’s staff. 

He joins Shelby Armentrout, a former education advisor to Gov. Pat McCrory and Rep. Linda Johnson, R-Cabarrus, and Jonathan Sink, a former deputy general counsel for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, on Speaker Moore’s education policy staff. 

Dr. Queen assisted the North Carolina Board of Education in developing the State Standards for the Prevention of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, served three terms on the State Evaluation Committee for Program Approval, and co-chaired the Institution of Higher Education Program Standards for Principals, Superintendents and Curriculum/Supervision Specialists for the state Department of Instruction.

“We are very fortunate to add Dr. Queen’s expertise to our education policy staff in the state House of Representatives,” said Speaker Tim Moore. 

“Dr. Queen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and can provide an immediate benefit to North Carolina students and teachers.”  

Specializing in safer schools, block scheduling, and classroom management policies and procedures, Dr. Queen has conducted seminars for education, business and government organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice.  He has provided seminars and workshops on applying his research in over 750 schools and districts in all 50 states, and several schools in foreign countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, and Costa Rica.  

Dr. Queen has published more than 175 articles and books in education and related fields.  He has a Doctorate in Education in the areas of curriculum development and school leadership from the University of Virginia, and a Masters Degree in Middle School and Social Studies Education from Western Carolina University.


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