Governor Appoints Edmonds to NCCAT Board

Dr. Catherine EdmondsGovernor Appoints Edmonds to NCCAT Board

Governor Roy Cooper's Office issued a press release on June 6th, announcing the appointment of personnel to various NC boards and commissions. Dr. Catherine Edmonds, new superintendent for ECPPS, was among those appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT).

Edmonds will serve as a representative from Education District 1. Edmonds was named superintendent of ECPPS on May 13th and will report to the district in July. She is currently completing her tenure as superintendent in Bertie County. Edmonds previously served as director of Educational Leadership and Development for the UNC System Academic and University Programs as well as the state director for NC Principal Fellows.

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NCCAT is a recognized national leader in professional development. An impressive 94% of participants in NCCAT programs self-reported a direct, positive impact on classroom practice. Similarly, 78% of principals reported observed improvement upon return from NCCAT.

The NCCAT Mission is: To Advance Teaching as an Art and a Profession. The NCCAT Vision states: NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated and successful.

"I am thrilled to be appointed to serve on this board," said Edmonds. "I will work very hard in collaboration with fellow board members to ensure that resources and opportunities are available to support education professionals across the state. Professional development for educators is paramount to ensuring success for all students, in every classroom."

In a statement, Governor Cooper said of Dr. Edmonds, "I am grateful for your willingness to serve the people of North Carolina. Your leadership and commitment to this Commission are key to our efforts to strengthen our communities and improve the quality of life for our people."

Dr. Edmonds' term was effective on May 15, and will expire on October 31, 2021.

"I appreciate Governor Cooper granting me the honor to serve on the NCCAT Board," added Edmonds. "I look forward to the collaboration and what we can bring to the table of the NCCAT Board of Trustees."