Gov taps Edmonds for teachers panel


From staff reports

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The superintendent-elect of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Office announced the appointment of Catherine Edmonds to the NCCAT board in a June 6 press release.

Edmonds was named superintendent of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools on May 13 and starts her new job in July.

She is currently completing her tenure as superintendent of schools in Bertie County.

Edmonds previously served as director of educational leadership and development for the University of North Carolina System Academic and University Programs as well as the state director for the NC Principal Fellows program.

“I am thrilled to be appointed to serve on this board,” Edmonds said of her appointment as an NCCAT trustee. “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.”

Edmonds’ term on the NCCAT board began May 15 and will expire on Oct. 31, 2021.

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

According to www.nccat.org, NCCAT is a recognized national leader in professional development, with 94 percent of participants in NCCAT programs self-reporting a direct, positive impact on classroom practice and 78 percent of principals reporting observed improvement upon return from NCCAT.