North Carolina Education Corps partners with local public school units (PSUs) to recruit, train, and support literacy tutors to support students and accelerate learning.
Literacy tutors are employed by schools to work part-time as high-impact literacy tutors grounded in the science of reading and reading instruction. Literacy tutors assist K-3 students with building their phonological awareness and phonics skills — foundational skills for learning how to read.
Literacy tutors and school administrators benefit from a common recruitment and application process, training, and ongoing support provided by NCEC.
Learn about our mission
The North Carolina State Board of Education and Office of the Governor, in partnership with former state superintendent Mike Ward and local school districts, launched the North Carolina Education Corps to accelerate learning recovery. The Mebane Foundation, C.D. Spangler Foundation, SECU Foundation, and Goodnight Educational Foundation provided essential early investments to ensure the success of this critical effort.
Goodnight Educational Foundation
And participating North Carolina public schools.
Eliminate barriers to opportunity by providing high-quality whole child and academic support to public school students in North Carolina.
Board of Advisors and Board of Directors
Launched in September 2020, North Carolina Education Corps is now an independent nonprofit. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Ward serves as the chair of the bipartisan Board of Directors. Our Board of Advisors continues to guide our work.
- Governor Jim Hunt, Honorary Co-Chair
- Governor Jim Martin, Honorary Co-Chair
- Johanna Anderson
- Susanna Cerrato
- Rep. Ashton Clemmons
- Geoff Coltrane*
- Wendell Hall**
- Peter Hans
- Tyronna Hooker
- Craig Horn*
- Anthony Jackson*
- Susan Jamison*
- Phil Kirk
- Sen. Michael Lee
- MariaRosa Rangel*
- Munro Richardson
- Lee Roberts
- Thomas Stith
- Catherine Truitt*
- Mike Ward*
- Hope Williams
*Denotes individuals who also serve on the Board of Directors
** Denotes North Carolina State Board of Education liaisons to the Board of Advisors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair, Board of Directors
Dr. Catherine Truitt
North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. MariaRosa Rangel
Director of Family and Community Engagement, Wake County Public School System
Founder/Owner, Wealth Matters LLC
Dr. Anthony Jackson
Superintendent, Chatham County Schools
D. Craig Horn
Representative, North Carolina General Assembly, Retired; Mayor, Town of Weddington, NC
Senior Education Officer, NC Governor’s Office
Our Leadership Team
Director of Finance & Operations
Director of School Partnerships
Director of Corps Member Experience & Training
PARTNER with NC education corps