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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
tamika.walkerkelly@ncae.org
Term: 2020-2023

Vice President: Bryan Proffitt
bryan.proffitt@ncae.org
Term: 2020-2023

Region 1A: LeAnna Delph
Buncombe County
ncaewnc@gmail.com

Region 1B: Zachary Parker
Rutherford County
zparker24@gmail.com

Region 2: Tripp Jeffers
Forsyth County
trippjeffers@gmail.com

Region 2:  Eyanna Lessane 
Stokes County
eyales36@aol.com

Region 3:  Justin Parmenter
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
justin.parmenter@hotmail.com

Region 3:  Cherie Feemster
Gaston County
mrs.cfeemster@gmail.com

Region 4: Elizabeth Hackney
Guilford County
lizhackney@gmail.com

Region 4: Brian Link
Chapel Hill-Carrboro
brianjlink@gmail.com

Region 5: Kristin Beller
Wake County
kristin.beller@gmail.com

Region 5: Symone Kiddoo
Durham County
kiddoosm@gmail.com

Region 6: Dee Grissett
Robeson County
robesonncaepresident@gmail.com

Region 6: Yolanda Freeman
Bladen County
yfreeman05@gmail.com

Region 7A: Jassmin Smith
Nash / Rocky Mount
jassminsmith13@gmail.com

Region 7B: April Lee
Johnston County
Ajlee1794@gmail.com

NEA Director: Turquoise Lejeune Parker
mrsturquoiseparker@gmail.com

NEA At-Large Director:  Margaret Powell
mpowellncae@gmail.com

ESP Division President: Tijuana Greene
tijuanagreene67@gmail.com

Student Services Division President: Michelle Burton
thelibraryteacher@gmail.com

Principal/Administrators Division President: James Hopkins
jameshopkinsdurham@gmail.com

NC Retired School Personnel President: Willie Ramey III
willieramey2@gmail.com

NC Retired School Personnel Vice President: Linda Gunter
ncrspvicepresident@gmail.com

Student NCAE President: Sarah Troxell
UNC-Greensboro
setroxe2@uncg.edu

Honorary NEA/NCAE Director: John H. Lucas
jlucas59@nc.rr.com

NCAE Executive Director (Ex-Officio):  Matt Aber-Towns
matt.abertowns@ncae.org

NCAE Associate Executive Directro (Ex-Officio): Nicole Price
nicole.price@ncae.org

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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.