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Board of Education

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) is responsible for "supervising and administering the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support."  Board members include the Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, and 11 other members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature in joint session. Eight of the eleven Board members appointed by the Governor represent each of the state's eight education regions, and three are at-large appointees. The eleven gubernatorial appointees serve eight-year terms; the two ex-officio members' terms coincide with the term of their respective offices.  The policies developed by the North Carolina State Board of Education set the direction for all aspects of Department of Public Instruction and local public school organization and operations.

The Board is also served by seven advisors (non-voting), as specified in General Statute.  They include a local superintendent appointed by the Governor, the NC Principal of the Year, the Raleigh Dingman award winner (local board member), two NC Teachers of the Year (each serving a two-year term), and two high school students (a high school junior and a high school senior, each serving a two-year term beginning in the junior year). 




William Cobey

Chairman, Member at Large


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A.L. Collins

Vice Chairman, Piedmont-Triad Education Region


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Dan Forest

Lieutenant Governor


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Dale Folwell

State Treasurer


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Rebecca Taylor

Northeast Education Region


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Reginald Kenan

Southeast Education Region


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Amy White

North Central Education Region


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Dr. Olivia Holmes Oxendine

Sandhills Education Region


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Gregory Alcorn

Southwest Education Region


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Todd Chasteen

Northwest Education Region


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Wayne McDevitt

Western Education Region


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Patricia Willoughby

Member at Large


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Eric C. Davis

Member at Large


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Mark Johnson

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary


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Dr. Freddie Williamson

SBE Superintendent Advisor




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Amanda Bell

NC State Board of Education Local Board of Education Advisor
919-807/3404 (W)

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Melody Chalmers

NC Principal of the Year Advisor




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Keana Triplett

NC Teacher of the Year Advisor


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Bobbie Cavnar

NC Teacher of the Year Advisor


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Yates McConnell

High School Senior Student Advisor




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Appointment Pending

High School Junior Advisor




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