Board of Directors

The governing body of the NCSBA is its 31-member Board of Directors. The Board is composed of the Association President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, members elected by the Association at the annual Delegate Assembly, and any member of a North Carolina county or city board of education who is also an officer or director, or former officer or director of the National School Boards Association or the Southern Regional School Boards Association. The Board of Directors plans and is responsible for the annual delegate assembly and other meetings of the Association. The Board has general charge and control of the affairs of the Association and may act in all matters for the Association between sessions of the Delegate Assembly. Officers and Directors are elected each November during the Delegate Assembly at the NCSBA Annual Conference.

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Jennifer Thompson President

Cherokee Central

Margaret Bradsher President-Elect

Person County

Mac Hodges Vice President

Beaufort County

Dr. Debbie Marsh Treasurer

Mooresville Graded

Darrell Pennell Immediate Past President

Caldwell County


Dr. Leslie Barnette

Catawba County

Leisa Batts

Greene County

Dianne Bellamy Small

Guilford County

Sandra Bowen

Lee County

Wendi Craven

Burke County

Terry English

McDowell County

Chris Heagarty

Wake County

Deanna Kaplan


Kimberly McMichael

Rockingham County

Heather Rhyne

Lincoln County

Carlos Riddick

Washington County

Lenora Sanders-Shipp


Rick Singletary

Scotland County

Jeff Tatham

Cherokee County

Dr. Anne White

Perquimans County

Dr. Mike Williams

Roanoke Rapids

Past Presidents’ Council

Lucy Edwards

2021-2022 President Northampton County

Amy Churchill

2020-2021 President Buncombe County

Billy Griffin

2018-2019 President Jones County

Carr Ipock

2016-2017 President Craven County

Paige Sayles

2014-2015 President Franklin County

Evelyn Bulluck

2012-2013 President Nash County

Chuck Francis

2011-2012 President Haywood County

Wendell Hall

2009-2010 President Hertford County

Linda Cranford

2004-2005 President Asheboro City

Leonard Peace

2000-2001 President Granville County

Dr. Christine Fitch

1996-1997 President Wilson County

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