Raleigh, NC, June 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Wake Education Partnership has announced that Teresa Pierrie has joined the nonprofit as director of programs. In this position, Pierrie is responsible for managing and overseeing the development, coordination and administration of all the partnership’s events and programs, as well as planning, organizing, leading and controlling these programs to meet the mission and goals of the organization.
With more than 28 years in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Pierrie began her career in WCPSS as a teacher, an administrator and moved up to director, assistant principal and principal at various high schools in Wake County. She is a visionary leader in educational innovation, organizational improvement and human resource development. For her work as the founding principal of the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy, she won the Tar Heel of the Week in 2012 from the News & Observer.
Pierrie earned her master’s degree in school administration and education from NC State University and her bachelor’s degree in English from Greensboro College. She works as a volunteer at Partners Against Trafficking Humans and the American Red Cross Blood Drive and has also sat on committees for Kids Voting Wake County and the Teacher of the Year Committee for WCPSS.
“We are grateful to have such a knowledgeable leader as Teresa on our team here at Wake Education Partnership,” said Steve Parrott, Wake Education Partnership president. “Her innovation in the teaching and learning environment has been proven throughout her tenure working in the education industry, and we are ecstatic to welcome someone who is just as engrained in the public school system as we are.”
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Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class standards. Through its Building Leaders initiative, the work of the Partnership is funded exclusively by investments from the business community and from individuals who want to help children excel in the classroom and succeed in life. For more information, please visit http://www.wakeedpartnership.org.