The Educator Preparation Advisory Group is co-chaired by Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost at Winston-Salem State University; Dr. Kim Winter, Dean at Western Carolina University; and Ann Clark, former Superintendent in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.


The membership similarly represents North Carolina’s P12 and higher education systems, including:


  1. Deans and Faculty from UNC Colleges and Schools of Education;
  2. Leaders from North Carolina’s P12 schools, including superintendents, principals, school board members, and current and future teachers; and
  3. National experts and philanthropists in teacher preparation and education policy.


Ann Clark Former Superintendent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Anthony Graham Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Winston-Salem State University
Kim Winter Dean, College of Education & Allied Professions Western Carolina University
Erika Berry Senior Policy Advisor NC Department of Public Instruction
Carmen Concepcion Principal, Charlotte East Language Academy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Loury Floyd Dean, College of Education UNC Pembroke
Nicholas Harvey Assistant Superintendent Lenoir County Public Schools
Andrew Houlihan Superintendent Union County Schools
Rebecca Jordan Assistant Professor, Reading Education Appalachian State University
Teresa Petty Acting Dean, College of Education UNC Charlotte
Keith Sutton Board Member Wake County Public Schools
Lynne Vernon-Feagans Professor of Early Childhood, Intervention & Literacy UNC Chapel Hill
Kellee Watkins Assistant Professor of Education NC A&T University
Sheila Williams Department Chair Elizabeth City State University
Hundley Rhyne North Carolina Teaching Fellow UNC Chapel Hill
Johanna Anderson Executive Director Belk Foundation
Susan Gates Special Advisor on Education SAS
Patrick Steck Executive Director Proxy Deans for Impact