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Board of Directors

As a top decision-making body, our Board of Directors includes at least one director from each region of the state, as well as representatives from retired members, aspiring educators, and active members employed in ESP positions, student services, and administration.

2021-2022 NCAE Board of Directors

President: Tamika Walker Kelly
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Term: 2020-2023

Vice President: Bryan Proffitt
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Term: 2020-2023

Region 1A: LeAnna Delph
Buncombe County
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Region 1B: Zachary Parker
Rutherford County
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Region 2: Tripp Jeffers
Forsyth County
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Region 2:  Eyanna Lessane 
Stokes County
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Region 3:  Justin Parmenter
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
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Region 3:  Cherie Feemster
Gaston County
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Region 4: Elizabeth Hackney
Guilford County
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Region 4: Brian Link
Chapel Hill-Carrboro
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Region 5: Kristin Beller
Wake County
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Region 5: Symone Kiddoo
Durham County
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Region 6: Dee Grissett
Robeson County
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Region 6: Yolanda Freeman
Bladen County
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Region 7A: Jassmin Smith
Nash / Rocky Mount
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Region 7B: April Lee
Johnston County
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NEA Director: Turquoise Lejeune Parker
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NEA At-Large Director:  Margaret Powell
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ESP Division President: Tijuana Greene
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Student Services Division President: Michelle Burton
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Principal/Administrators Division President: James Hopkins
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NC Retired School Personnel President: Willie Ramey III
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NC Retired School Personnel Vice President: Linda Gunter
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Student NCAE President: Sarah Troxell
UNC-Greensboro
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Honorary NEA/NCAE Director: John H. Lucas
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NCAE Executive Director (Ex-Officio):  Matt Aber-Towns
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NCAE Associate Executive Directro (Ex-Officio): Nicole Price
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An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.