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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Darrell Pennell President

Caldwell County

Jennifer Thompson President-Elect

Cherokee Central

Margaret Bradsher Vice President

Person County

Mac Hodges Treasurer

Beaufort County

Lucy Edwards Immediate Past President

Northampton County


Dr. Leslie Barnette

Catawba County

Leisa Batts

Greene County

Sandra Bowen

Lee County

Thelma Byers-Bailey


Dot Cherry

Gaston County

Dr. Gary Childers

Watauga County

Wendi Craven

Burke County

Terry English

McDowell County

Chris Heagarty

Wake County

Deanna Kaplan


Dr. Debbie Marsh

Mooresville Graded

Carlos Riddick

Washington County

Rick Singletary

Scotland County

Jeff Tatham

Cherokee County

Dr. Anne White

Perquimans County

Dr. Mike Williams

Roanoke Rapids

Henry Mercer

22-23 Raleigh Dingman Wilson County

Past Presidents’ Council

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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