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Making the Work Possible

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 and SECU Foundation provided essential early investments to ensure the success of this critical effort.

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A Community-Wide Effort

Leaders Elevating Potential

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

Susanna Cerrato

Rep. Ashton Clemmons

Caroline Farmer*

James Ford**

Peter Hans

Tyronna Hooker

Craig Horn*

Anthony Jackson*

Susan Jamison*

Phil Kirk

Sen. Michael Lee

Steven Pearson

MariaRosa Rangel*

Munro Richardson

Lee Roberts

Deanna Townsend-Smith**

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

Our 2023-2024 Goals:


Corps Members



1 – 3

Corps Members per
Elementary School

We cannot accomplish these goals alone. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Us Today