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Endorsed by Diane Ravitch

Endorsed by North Carolina Teachers United

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Jen has been fortunate to gain the support of a wide-range of national, state and community leaders, current and former elected officials and leading advocacy organizations. If you’d like your name added to this growing list,

contact Jen at



The late US Senator Kay Hagan and Chip Hagan (Greensboro)


NC Representative Deb Butler (Wilmington)


NC Senator Natasha Marcus (Charlotte)


NC Senator Terry Van Duyn (Asheville)


NC Representative Marcia Morey  (Durham)


Dr. Diane Ravitch, Former US Assistant Secretary of Education


Erskine Bowles, Business Leader, Former U.S. Senate Candidate, Former President of the University of North Carolina System, and Former White House Chief of Staff (Charlotte)


Crandall Bowles, Business and Community Leader (Charlotte)


Frank Daniels, Jr., Former Publisher of the News and Observer (Raleigh)


Dr. Dudley Flood, Former Assistant Superintendent for NC 

Luther Hodges, Jr., Former Dept. Secretary of Commerce for President Jimmy Carter, (Blowing Rock)


Tom Lambeth, Former Chair UNC Board of Trustees, Former Board of Governors for UNC System, former Executive Director for the Z-Smith Reynolds Foundation (Winston)


Dr. Margaret Arbuckle, Former County Commissioner (Guilford County)


Linda Carlisle, Former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (Greensboro)


Kathy Manning, Community Leader and former candidate for US House of Representatives


Dr. Terrance Ruth, President Justice Love Foundation, NC State Professor (Raleigh)


Dr. Jim Leutze, Former Chancellor of UNC Wilmington


Marshall Rauch, Former NC Senator, International Business leader


John Dornan, Former President of NC Public School Forum


Leonardo Williams, Business and Community Leader (Durham)


Hugh McColl, Former CEO Bank of America (Charlotte)


Dr. Adrian Wood, Nationally recognized educational blogger (Edenton)


Jennifer Hooks, Philanthropist and former educator (Wilmington)


Ann Campbell, Business Leader and Lillian’s List of North Carolina Board Member (Raleigh)


John Campbell, Business Leader (Raleigh)


John Burress, Business and Community Leader, Philanthropist (Winston-Salem)


Dr. Kashi Levette Bazemore,  Educational Leader


Jim Babb, Former President Babb Communications (Charlotte)


Anne Hummel, Community Leader (Pittsboro)


Adrienne Amos Livengood, Community Leader (Winston-Salem)


Betty Ray McCain, Former Secretary of North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and Former North Carolina Democratic Party Chair


Daniel D. Mosca, Business and Community Leader (Guilford County)


Lynn Shoemaker, Education Advocate and Former Lillian’s List of North Carolina Board Member (Wilmington)


Nancy Vaughan, Mayor (Greensboro)


Adam Abrams, Business and Community Leader (Chapel Hill)


Roger Perry, Real Estate Developer (Chapel Hill)


Susan Schwartz, Foundation Director and Philanthropist (Greensboro)


Pat Morgan, Retired Judge  (Chapel Hill)


Rosemary Kenerly, Community Leader (Greensboro)


Courtney Greer, Board of Trustees, UNC School of the Arts


Robert Ketner, Business and Community Leader (Greensboro)


Amy Jablonski, Former Director at NC DPI and Former Candidate for NC Superintendent 


Eva Phillips, Former Director of Early Childhood at DPI, daughter of late NC Superintendent Craig Phillips


Dr. Joseph Milner, Professor, Wake Forest University


Dr. Terry Roberts, Director of the National Paideia Center


Julia Kron, former Director of the NC Teacher Academy

Karen Garr, First Teacher Advisor to the NC Governor, Former President NCAE 

Sid Baker, Education Advocate (Raleigh)


Dot Kearns, former Guilford County School Board


Nancy Teague, The Teague Foundation


Bob Black, co-founder of Lowe’s Hardware (Piney Creek)


Gail Dunham, Mayor (Summerfield)


Carole Wilson, former educator and community Leader (Raleigh)


Martha Shafer, Former Hospital Administrator and Candidate for NC House (Greensboro)


Spencer Broadhurst, Banking Executive and Community Leader (Wilmington)


Linda Wilson, Communtiy and Business Leader (Wilmington)


Suzanne Miller, Founder NC Families for Testing Reform (Raleigh)


Patsy Keever, Community Leader (Asheville)


Ann Alexander, Business and Community Leader (Durham)


Louise Coggins, Business and Community Leader (Wilmington)

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