1 Ad van c i NG S TE M E d u c a ion f or N orh Ca r oli n a S u d ens
2 Imagine a school where sudens learn in classrooms and workplaces alike; where eachers come no jus from he classroom, bu also from he kinds of jobs sudens are likely o hold, like hose in advanced manufacuring, healh care, bioechnology and energy. Imagine a school where no boundary exiss beween he classroom and he world beyond; where he lessons sudens learn come as much from hands-on experience and real-world challenges as from exbooks or compuers. Imagine a school where sudens graduae wih srong skills ha reflec boh rigorous academic sandards and skills ha are in sync wih he expecaions of higher educaion and employers. These innovaive schools are no he schools of he fuure. They re he schools of oday, working wih Norh Carolina New Schools and parners across he sae o ensure ha all sudens graduae from high school well prepared for he challenges ha awai hem. Q ualiy STEM educaion prepares all sudens o graduae wih flexible and adapable skills in mahemaics, science and echnology and he abiliy o design and communicae soluions o real problems wih confidence, ingenuiy and houghfulness. In collaboraion wih parners in governmen, business and higher educaion, Norh Carolina New Schools seeks o: Advance qualiy STEM educaion wih parner schools and disrics across Norh Carolina Creae a cadre of leading STEM schools wihin he NC STEM Learning Nework In Norh Carolina s new economy, workers wih only a high school diploma face long odds a achieving he American dream; high school dropous don sand any chance. This knowledge-based economy is defined by growing numbers of jobs requiring science, echnology, engineering and mahemaics. Jobs for which high school was enough now ofen demand more advanced raining. Mos graduaes will hold muliple jobs ha don currenly exis using echnology no ye invened. Norh Carolina s coninuing economic developmen and progress depend on qualiy STEM educaion for all.
3 Advancing STEM Educaion for Norh Carolina Sudens 3 ADVANCING STEM EDUCATION Norh Carolina New Schools is commied o advancing qualiy STEM educaion in all parner schools and disrics across he sae. Tha means creaing a fundamenally differen approach o eaching and learning, paricularly in science and mahemaics. This emphasis on STEM is criical for all sudens, no only hose headed for careers in STEM-relaed fields. By providing inensive, cusomized professional developmen for educaors, we work o enhance rigor and STEM skills developmen for sudens and provide explici connecions o higher educaion and o business and indusry. daa, principals parner wih coaches o creae individual developmen plans ha suppor he growh of he school leader. n Summer workshops feaure high qualiy, research-based curricular maerials ha enrich eachers undersanding of boh he subjec maer and he innovaive sraegies for eaching i. This immersive professional developmen allows eachers o experience invesigaive learning ha provides a solid STEM foundaion wihin he conex of real issues. Addiional neworking opporuniies allow eachers from across he sae o share promising pracices. n Insrucional coaches faciliae professional developmen o suppor he implemenaion of a schoolwide engineering design No STEM process, which eaches sudens o sysemaically approach and solve problems across disciplines. Coaches also model and co-each classes, help eachers analyze daa, observe eachers, and work wih he principal o plan for professional learning. NC New Schools links wih governmen, business, local disrics and higher educaion o advance schools along he STEM coninuum n Conen-specific coaching suppors powerful science and mahemaics eaching and learning using inquiry-based curricula ha encourages significan levels of suden paricipaion. Conen coaching includes assisance wih planning, resources and echnology o develop eaching sraegies and a deep conen undersanding beyond he asks in he curriculum. n Leadership coaches suppor principals on-sie wih focused developmen sessions. Using boh quaniaive and qualiaive NC STEM Learning Schools parnering wih NC Nework Designaion New Schools receive hese insrucional and leadership services as hey progress Model STEM along a STEM coninuum, poenially including recogniion by he sae as a STEM school. The recogniion program is under developmen by he NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion and he NC STEM Learning Nework. NC New Schools encourages he design of issues-based STEM learning o highligh cross-disciplinary connecions and promoe service learning. Undersanding global issues such as providing universal access o clean waer and qualiy healhcare and ackling hem on he local level requires consideraion of he economic, poliical and social facors. Qualiy STEM educaion inersecs wih he humaniies o prepare all sudens o hrive in he modern economy and o engineer soluions o problems hroughou heir personal and professional lives. CREATING PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY NC New Schools is conribuing o a muli-sae iniiaive coordinaed by Harvard Graduae School of Educaion and Jobs for he Fuure o design a seamless sysem o ransiion sudens from educaion o employmen. The NC Pahways o Prosperiy Leadership Council, chaired by business leaders, is a he helm of Norh Carolina s approach, suppored by NC New Schools, he NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion and he NC Communiy College Sysem. The iniiaive recognizes ha he Unied Saes lags behind some oher counries in preparing and equipping young people for successful careers. The effor seeks o esablish clear career pahways leading young people from high school, o a pos-secondary degree or indusry credenial, and ulimaely o a career ha suppors hemselves, heir family and communiy. To accomplish his goal, he business-led Pahways Leadership Council will creae regional models ha can be replicaed across he sae. The effor works o assess gaps in he sysem and idenify he ools and policy oucomes needed o creae a seamless workforce developmen sysem saewide. I follows a 2011 repor called Pahways o Prosperiy, released by he wo naional parners, which argues ha sudens need addiional pahways ha combine rigorous academics wih srong echnical educaion o equip hem wih he skills and credenials o succeed in an increasingly compeiive labor marke.
4 4 Advancing STEM Educaion for Norh Carolina Sudens STEM-FOCUSED SCHOOLS GET RESULTS Norh Carolina New Schools began focusing on STEM educaion wih a group of 10 sar-up high schools in The goal for hese small urnaround schools was o boos he achievemen of sudens who would have oherwise aended high schools ha a sae judge had hreaened o close because of low performance. In 2011, hose new STEM-focused schools graduaed a leas 90 percen of he sudens who enered as he inaugural freshman class four years earlier. Tha performance was significanly beer han Norh Carolina s saewide graduaion rae in 2011 of 77.7 percen. The schools were developed hrough parnerships among local disrics, he NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion and Norh Carolina New Schools. Beyond hose iniial 10 schools, NC New Schools expanded is work in STEM educaion oward developing schools aligned wih high growh secors of he economy in parnership wih business, governmen and higher educaion. Addiional STEM-focused schools joined he effor, including schools already parnering wih NC New Schools. In 2012, he 13 STEM-focused schools ha were ongoing parners wih NC New Schools had a graduaion rae of 95.3 percen. Resuls for STEM-focused Schools (Served by NC New Schools for a leas 1 full year) Parner STEM-focused schools NC overall 4-year Graduaion Rae black male graduaion rae EOC Composie Pass Rae** Source: NC New Schools analysis of 2012 NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion daa 95.3% 94.2% 88.9% Daa reflecs resuls from , unless noed oherwise, for he following 16 STEM-focused schools ha have parnered wih NC New Schools for a leas one full year: Berie STEM High School Brunswick Couny Early College High School School of Inquiry and Life Sciences a Asheville (SILSA) Tri-Couny Early College High School Early College EAST Howard Healh and Life Sciences High School Duplin Early College High School Ciy of Medicine Academy Souhern School of Engineering Edgecombe Early College High School Akins Academic/Technology High School J.F. Webb School of Healh and Life Sciences Souh Granville School of Healh and Life Sciences Middle College a UNCG Wake NC Sae Universiy STEM Early College High School Wayne School of Engineering a Goldsboro High School 80.4% algebra I EOC Pass rae* 81.4% 70% algebra II / INTEGRATED MATH III PARTICIPATION rae 27% 22.06% DROPOUT RATE ( ) 1.1% 3.4% 68.1% ENGLISH I EOC Pass Rae 92.2% 82.9% UNC ENROLLMENTS (FALL 2011 FOR 2011 GRADUATES) 35.5% 27.8% 9TH GRADE DROPOUT RATE ( ) 1.2% 3.5% 81.4% BIOLOGY EOC Pass Rae 89.6% 83% 9TH GRADE PROMOTION RATE ( ) 93.4% 89.5% TEACHERS srongly agree ha schools are good places o each and learn 46.1% 38% *Algebra I pass rae for NC overall is for high schools only (middle schools excluded) ** EOC sands for End-of-Course es adminisered by NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion.
5 Advancing STEM Educaion for Norh Carolina Sudens 5 ALIGNING SCHOOLS WITH THE NEW ECONOMY STEM-focused schools are forging meaningful connecions beween classroom learning and reallife experience in he workplace, from hospials o research laboraories, and preparing sudens wih skills o design and communicae soluions o real problems wih confidence and ingenuiy. A growing number of hese schools have adoped hemes linked o secors of he sae s new economy ha promise growh in well-paying careers: n healh and life sciences n energy and susainabiliy n agriscience and bioechnology n aerospace, advanced manufacuring and securiy An anchor school for each heme offers an example of promising pracices for oher schools exploring he same heme. Schools advancing qualiy STEM educaion Provide he ools and space for exploraion and invenion Foser a culure of collaboraive inquiry among faculy and sudens Develop sudens academic compeence, enhusiasm for learning, confidence in facing challenges, and he abiliy o solve auhenic problems Effecive STEM eaching and learning Emphasizes connecions wihin and beween he fields of mahemaics and science Rouinely and meaningfully inegraes echnology Inroduces and engages sudens in he engineering design process Highlighs he role of STEM in he global sociey and economy Increases suden awareness of and ineres in STEM hrough exracurricular aciviies, summer programs and inernships Exends beyond conen knowledge o culivae creaiviy and develop skills in problem solving, communicaion and collaboraion All NC New Schools Parner Schools Healh and Life Sciences Energy and Susainabiliy Bioechnology and Agriscience Aerospace, Advance Manufacuring and Securiy The following pages offer profiles of five STEM-focused schools parnering wih NC New Schools, including he anchor schools for each of he four economic hemes. Teachers and sudens are more conneced, and I hink eachers fel ha hey could learn from he sudens as well. Our classes were augh mosly by discussion. There wasn jus a one-way flow of informaion. We did a lo of collaboraive work. When I sared here, I was more of a loner, bu I learned an appreciaion for collaboraion o work ogeher o achieve an end ha would benefi all of us. I feel ha I m as prepared as I ever could be. If I d gone o a regular high school I don hink my mind would be as open o all he possibiliies. Wayne School of Engineering really broadened my horizons. I hink I m beer able o exercise my poenial. Tyler Sullivan Wayne School of Engineering Class of 2012
6 4 Advancing STEM Educaion for Norh Carolina Sudens BIOTECHNOLOGY & AGRISCIENCE Locaed on he campus of he Vernon G. James Research and Exension Cener in Washingon Couny, he Norheas Regional School of Bioechnology and Agriscience is a regional early college high school ha serves as he anchor or lead school for an emerging saewide cadre of bioechnology and agriscience hemed schools. A five-couny join endeavor, he school is made possible by NC New Schools and suppor from parners, including Norh Carolina Sae Universiy, he NC Deparmen of Agriculure, he NC Sae Board of Educaion, he NC Bioechnology Cener, Carnegie Corporaion and Avoca Farms. The Norheas Regional School opened in Augus 2012 and will ulimaely enroll 450 o 500 sudens, all engaged in an inense, research-based course of sudy and all bound for higher educaion. NCSU Horiculure Researcher Mark Clough demonsraes how o ransplan poao plans, as Norheas Regional School sudens assis wih he process. Wih a clear focus on ensuring ha every child succeeds regardless of background, his regional school is challenging radiional assumpions abou school, saring wih he faciliy. The school is locaed a an agriculural research cener joinly run by Norh Carolina Sae Universiy and he NC Deparmen of Agriculure and Consumer Services. The faciliy includes more wih a serious demand for highly skilled workers. The school s innovaive approach includes an exended school year, wih 20 addiional days and an emphasis on field sudies, science and mahemaics. The curriculum inegraes agriculural educaion across core conen areas and includes a new approach o sequencing for science coursework. Dr. Carl Crozier, NCSU professor and exension soil science specialis, guides Norheas Regional School sudens in marking off field plos o prepare for planing. han 1,500 acres of land a he Tidewaer Research Cener and caers o opnoch scieniss doing cuing edge research. Through explici connecions o he privae secor and higher educaion, he Norheas Regional School is designed o give sudens a rich foundaion in STEM as a pahway hrough which sudens can explore myriad possibiliies in indusries Everyone involved is rying o make his school be he bes i can be, said David Peele, chair of he regional board and presiden of Avoca, Inc. This will be a grea resource, beyond jus he sudens who will aend he school. Teachers from his school can lead professional developmen in science and mah for eachers across he region and really have an impac on educaion in easern Norh Carolina.
7 AEROSPACE, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & SECURITY The Early College of Easern Applied Sciences and Technology (Early College EAST), locaed in Craven Couny, serves as he anchor for he aerospace, advanced manufacuring and securiy hemed schools. Parnering wih Craven Communiy College and NAVAIR aboard Cherry Poin Marine Air Saion, Early College EAST is a unique educaional experience, merging real-ime projec-based learning and echnology. Sudens who aend his five-year program, locaed across he sree from NC Sae Universiy s Insiue of Aeronauical Technology, have he opporuniy o graduae wih a high school diploma and up o wo years of college credi. Engineering classes are par of he culure of he school, said Karyn Suggs, curriculum coordinaor a Early College EAST. Every freshman akes Engineering I o learn he engineering design process, which can be applied hroughou any course. Classes are offered in general, aerospace, civil and roboics engineering. Through a parnership wih Flee Readiness Cener a Cherry Poin, he school can connec sudens direcly wih fuure career opporuniies. The Flee Readiness Cener is he U.S. Deparmen of Navy s primary aviaion rework faciliy for helicopers, verical lif and ilroor aircraf and componens. The huge faciliy is also home o he region s larges populaion cluser of degreed engineers and scieniss. We ake sudens and pu hem in a oally differen environmen, said Allan Quinn, dean of Early College EAST. They sar college courses heir freshman year. They ake online, faceo-face and hybrid courses ha allow hem o hone heir 21 s cenury skills. We also have a professional engineer on saff, bringing ha indusry connecion direcly ino he classroom. The hybrid course combines English I, world hisory, and earh/ environmenal science ino one class called World Dynamics. Two eachers one a Early College EAST and one a Craven Early College High School each he course joinly wih 50 sudens on each campus linked by a Polycom video collaboraion sysem. Wayne School of Engineering sudens work ogeher on a bridgebuilding aciviy in heir Engineering he Fuure and drafing class. Wayne is one of he schools parnering wih NC New Schools in he aerospace, advanced manufacuring and securiy heme.
8 ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY The Wake NC Sae Universiy STEM Early College High School is a join endeavor of NC New Schools, NC Sae Universiy, he Sae Board of Educaion and he Wake Couny Public School Sysem. Locaed on NC Sae Universiy s campus, he power of place drives high sandards and a college-going culure while coursework emphasizes he Grand Challenges of Engineering. The school which serves as he anchor for he energy and susainabiliy heme is buil around an innovaive curriculum aligned wih key regional and saewide economic developmen prioriies and fosers acive parnerships wih energy and susainabiliy-relaed businesses o prepare sudens for 21 s cenury challenges. Sudens will spend five years a he school, which opened in fall 2011, o earn boh a high school diploma and up o wo years of college credi. The school incorporaes he economic, poliical and ehical aspecs of STEM ino a daily seminar plus hree 90-minue courses. There are ways for every discipline o fi ino he STEM focus, said Tammy King, who co-eaches Humaniies 1. A Wake NC Sae Universiy STEM Early College High School, 9 h grade sudens collaborae in earh science class. The school s Business Advisory Board, comprised of represenaives from companies including Duke Energy, SAS, AE- COM, WebAssign, Fifh Third Bank, ABB and IBM, is he lifeblood for he school s work-based learning programs. Togeher wih leaders from NC Sae Universiy, he Deparmen of Public Insrucion and oher parners, he board collaboraes closely wih he school o develop indusry parnerships o provide relevan learning opporuniies for sudens.
9 HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES Ciy of Medicine Academy (CMA) in Durham and Duke Medicine are building he kind of bridges ha exend educaion beyond he classroom ino he world of work. The school serves as he anchor among healh and life sciences hemed schools and sis on he campus of Durham Regional Hospial. Some sudens a Ciy of Medicine Academy arrive wih an ineres in healh care, bu he connecion wih Duke deepens heir engagemen hrough exposure o real-life healh care. Sudens come ino regular conac wih pracicing healh-care professionals nurses, physicians, echnicians, researchers hrough clinical roaions, summer inernships and oher srucured experiences designed o be an inegral and criical par of heir educaion. Sudens a Ciy of Medicine Academy examine bones wih guidance from Clyde Gibbs, a NC medical examiner. CMA sudens perform auopsies wih guidance from Dr. Deborah Radisch, NC Chief Medical Examiner, in eacher Chrisi Ellison s forensics class. Recenly, sudens enrolled in CMA s Nursing Fundamenals course eamed up wih undergraduae sudens in Duke s Changing Landscape of Healhcare course o conduc research exploring he driving facors of healhy communiies. CMA eacher Melissa Russell and Duke professor Rosemary Thorne collaboraed closely o align heir insrucional objecives and grading rubrics. CMA sudens aended some of he Duke classes, and Duke sudens final course grades were ied o heir CMA eammaes success on he assignmen. Duke also provides gues preseners and co-eachers who bring heir experise o CMA classrooms. When Dr. Kelly Seaon, a researcher a he Duke Human Vaccine Insiue, conneced wih CMA, she co-designed and co-augh a lesson abou viruses wih CMA biology eacher Vance Kie. By working wih someone who was an exper in he field, he sudens were able o explore much more deeply han I alone could have aken hem, Kie said. The session was highly effecive.
10 TAKING A CAREER-BASED APPROACH The Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy (Valley Academy) is a muli-couny iniiaive o cener high school around he evolving economic needs of he Piedmon Triad Region. The academy also serves as a research and developmen resource o assis high schools in parnering disrics in developing innovaive, career-relevan curricula, insrucional approaches and uses of echnology ha will increase graduaion raes and pos-secondary success. The firs of wo planned campuses opened in Davidson Couny in fall Barry Sink, co-chairman of he seering commiee, sees he academy as an economic driver for Davidson Couny and he region. I s a huge poin of pride for his couny, he said. I s cuing edge on wha s happening righ now. This model is so needed o help us as we emerge from he recession. I s a nea opporuniy o be involved wih reinvening high school. Unlike radiional secondary insrucion, classes a Valley Academy are based on conexual and projec-based learning. The suden-cenered insrucion focuses on enrepreneurship, responsibiliy and fuure-ready skills in an indusry-relevan, collaboraive, echnology-rich environmen. The iniial career pahs of he academy are global logisics, advanced echnologies/manufacuring, and healh sciences/medical informaics. Sudens a Valley Academy will paricipae in an inernship program in 11 h and 12 h grades, as well as a variey of careerrelevan curricula, job shadowing, career orienaion and Valley Academy sudens work ogeher in a lab o deermine he effec of force on acceleraion. menorships suppored by business and communiy parners. Depending on he chosen career pah, flexible schedules may include hree or more days of academy insrucion or relevan online learning, accompanied by muliple days of an acive indusry inernship. RECRUITING STEM TEACHERS As oday s sudens prepare for a global economy driven by STEM indusries, Norh Carolina faces a criical need for highly skilled eaching professionals focused in STEM areas. The Norh Carolina STEM Teacher Educaion Program (NC STEP), an iniiaive of NC New Schools, believes in changing he experience of schooling o produce a generaion of STEM learners, wih enhanced criical hinking and problem solving skills. NC STEP is a laeral enry eacher cerificaion program ha urns mid-career professionals and recen college graduaes ino secondary school STEM eachers. This cos-free, non-radiional eacher prep program, approved by he Sae Board of Educaion, is suppored by a federal Transiion o Teaching gran. The program has also been seleced as one of wo Norh Carolina parners in 100Kin10, a naional muli-secor effor o increase he number of STEM eachers by 100,000 during he nex 10 years. The ulimae goal of NC STEP is o prepare 48 eachers a year for STEM-relaed courses, primarily in parner schools in disrics wih he highes raes of under-qualified eachers. The raining ha you ge is op noch, said Greg Solze, an indusrial engineer who joined he program afer 25 years in manufacuring and disribuion fields. I s a grea opporuniy o work alongside a maser eacher for an exended period and o receive high-caliber professional developmen. Tha s he bes of boh worlds. You learn so much.
11 Advancing STEM Educaion for Norh Carolina Sudens 11 PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIPS CONNECT SCHOOLS TO THE WORLD Norh Carolina s changing economy can wai for a workforce wih he skills ha employers need now and ha he sae needs o hrive in he global markeplace. Schools and employers mus work ogeher like never before o ensure ha sudens have real opporuniies o learn skills ha will give hem good opions afer high school wheher ha means a rade-specific cerificaion, a wo-year degree, a four-year degree or more. Schools mus reach beyond he classroom and ino he workplace for indusry-based learning. Employers mus undersand heir crucial role in helping prepare sudens by giving hem opporuniies for relevan work-linked learning. Srong parnerships wih businesses, indusry groups, universiies, communiy colleges and governmen agencies ensure ha Norh Carolina s developing cadre of STEM-focused innovaive schools remain laser-focused on he compeiive economy heir graduaes will ener. Parners conribue in numerous ways including: n Srucured eacher exernships o provide eachers direc experience in he corporae environmen, enabling hem o develop curriculum suied for projec-based learning and o reflec he world of work in he classroom n STEM workplace expers assising eachers in codesigning auhenic projecs or problems for sudens and serving on panels o judge or evaluae suden presenaions n Work-based learning aciviies for sudens, such Phoo Couresy of BASF Plan Science Eas Duplin High School eacher Kirk Kennedy alks wih a researcher a BASF Plan Science. Kennedy spen wo weeks in a bioechnology and agriscience eacher exernship a BASF as a parner wih NC New Schools and he Kenan Fellows Program. as field sudies, inernships, menor relaionships, and research opporuniies wih scieniss n Career awareness aciviies, such as job shadowing, career fairs, or advising career-oriened clubs n Career preparaion coaching, such as resumewriing and mock job inerviews CONNECTING THROUGH INDUSTRY INNOVATION COUNCILS Through shared forums known as Indusry Innovaion Councils, leaders from key indusry secors and higher educaion are working wih educaors o develop approaches ha broaden opporuniies for sudens o learn more and in differen ways. These councils reflec areas of growh in our sae s economy: healh and life sciences, energy and susainabiliy, bioechnology and agriscience, as well as aerospace, advanced manufacuring and securiy. Wih heir focus on economic hemes and deep connecions o indusry and higher educaion, he councils connec wih schools o provide criical, real-world relevance o sudens who migh oherwise lose ineres in learning. These innovaion councils are helping educaors develop a clear framework of opimal sraegies o caer o sudens hunger for relevance and o fuel he sae s alen pipeline. Members of he councils leverage connecions o he privae secor o break down barriers beween schools and indusry, including: Offering exernships for eachers and inernships for sudens Creaing opporuniies for menoring/job shadowing Collaboraing wih educaion professionals in projec developmen Creaing new paradigms in educaion/indusry parnerships Fosering public and privae sraegic invesmen in educaion innovaion
12 STEM PARTNERS AND INVESTORS 100Kin10 ABB Army Research Office (ARO) Babcock & Wilcox BASF Biogen Idec Foundaion The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Capiol Broadcasing Company Carnegie Corporaion of New York Caerpillar Cisco Sysems Duke Energy Duke Medicine Duke Universiy GlaxoSmihKline Golden LEAF Foundaion Kenan Fellows Program LORD Corporaion Merck NC Bioechnology Cener NC Communiy College Sysem NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion NC Elecric Cooperaives NC Independen Colleges and Universiies NC Prevenion Parners NC Science, Mahemaics, Technology Educaion Cener NC Sae Board of Educaion NC Sae Universiy NC STEM Learning Nework NIEHS Novan Healh Novaris Nucor Quiniles Red Ha SunTrus Syngena Time Warner Cable The Universiy of Norh Carolina US Deparmen of Educaion Race o he Top Gran Norh Carolina New Schools Board Members Board of Direcors Chairman: Bob Greczyn, CEO Emerius, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Larry Chavis, Lumbee Guarany Bank Jeff Corbe, Duke Energy Ruh Dzau, Communiy Leader Tony Habi, NC New Schools Harold Marin, Sr., NC Agriculural and Technical Sae Universiy Burley Michell, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice PLLC Shirley Prince, NC Associaion of Principals and Assisan Principals Sco Ralls, NC Communiy College Sysem Richard Sevens, Smih, Anderson, Bloun, Dorse, Michell & Jernigan, LLP Norris Tolson, Norh Carolina Bioechnology Cener Leslie Winner, Z. Smih Reynolds Foundaion Board of Advisors Chairman: Bo Somers, Duke Energy Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmihKline Paul Barnes, BB&T Seve Brechbiel, Quiniles Joe Bryan, Financial Advisor Kimberley Colvin, Caerpillar, Inc. David Dodson, MDC, Inc. Ed Dunlap, Norh Carolina School Boards Associaion Rebecca Garland, NC Deparmen of Public Insrucion Marez Hill, NC Sae Board of Educaion Nelle Hochkiss, NC Elecric Membership Corporaion Sam Houson, NC Science, Mahemaics and Technology Educaion Cener Anonio Jordan, NC Communiy College Sysem Easer Maynard, Invesors Managemen Corporaion Sco McAlexander, SunTrus Bank Timohy McDowell, Norh Carolina Independen Colleges and Universiies Karen Ondrick, Lenovo Seve Pearson, IBM Lisa Praher, Fifh Third Bank Larry Price, NC Associaion of School Adminisraors Brooks Raiford, NC Technology Associaion Jane Ramey, Cisco Sysems, Inc. Donna Rhode, UNC Execuive Developmen Ray Spain, Warren Couny Schools Marshall Sewar, NC Sae Universiy, College of Agriculure and Life Sciences Sephen Srawsburg, Communiy Leader Frank Till, Cumberland Couny Schools NC New Schools 4600 Marrio Drive, Suie 510 Raleigh, NC P F Find us a ncnewschools on