North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Agency Profile
Superintendent:June Atkinson
FY 2014 Budget:$7.74 billion[1]
Year founded:1776
Website:Department Home Page
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in North Carolina. The department was created by the North Carolina State Constitution of 1776. In 1817, Archibald D. Murphey presented a plan to the North Carolina General Assembly that was approved, which established a public school fund and state board of education.[2] The department managed 2,279 schools and 1,360,209 K-12 students during the 2010-11 school year.[3]



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The mission statement of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reads:[4]
The guiding mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is that every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century.[5]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is June Atkinson. The following list details his cabinet officials:[6]

  • Senior Policy Advisor: Mike McLaughlin
  • Legislative and Community Affairs Director: Rachel Beaulieu
  • Director of Internal Auditing: Jeani Allen
  • Special Assistant: Monique Wertis
  • Scheduler/Special Assistant : Jamie Woodlief

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has three divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[6]

  • Organizational Support: Donna Brown
  • Academic Services and Instructional Support: Rebecca Garland
  • Financial, Business and Technology Services: Phillip Bryce

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of the Lieutenant Governor, the State Treasurer, and eleven other members that are appointed to eight year terms by the Governor and a joint session of the Legislature. Eight members represent each of the eight education districts and the three remaining members are appointed at-large. The Superintendent serves as secretary and chief administrative officer. The board is also advised by seven non-voting advisors.[7] The Board is responsible for supervising and administering the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support.[8]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the North Carolina Department of Education:

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