Wake County Public Education is Improving.

During my tenure as a Wake County Board Commissioner, we have:

  • Increased teacher pay by 44%
  • Increased the school budget by 32%
  • First county in NC to fund Smart Start and drive $100,000 in private sector investments
  • Established a dedicated food security plan for Wake County public schools providing pantries, backpack buddies and a universal breakfast program
  • Expanded early-childhood education seats for students experiencing homelessness
  • Reached a 7-year rolling agreement with the School Board for school construction and renovation, allowing parents, schools and taxpayers to plan ahead
  • Continued expansion of Wake Technical Community College through new campuses and online services, serving over 70,000 students annually
  • Increased funding to the United Arts Council Wheels on the Bus campaign, providing transportation for every elementary student to attend a local cultural event or institution
  • Funded United Arts Council Artists in Residence campaign, bringing professional musicians, writers, artists and performers as guest teachers in Wake County Schools