The North Carolina Virtual Public School Advisory Council is comprised of key stakeholders across the state of North Carolina. These stakeholders bring expertise in online learning from a variety of fields, including education, business, the university system and the community at large. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to review strategic planning, operational initiatives and readiness for 21st century online learning. The group also provides policy development counsel to the executive staff of NCVPS.
The NCVPS Advisory Council serves to review, suggest, and improve our strategic planning process to serve North Carolina online students. This group meets quarterly and comprises a variety or cross-sector expertise to advance the P-20 mission for online learning in North Carolina. These meetings are subject to the open meeting law.
Advisory Council Meeting Dates
- OCTOBER 15, 2019 (FACE TO FACE MEETING)
- FEBRUARY 11, 2020 (FACE TO FACE MEETING)
- APRIL 14, 2020 (VIRTUAL MEETING)
- JULY 14, 2020 (VIRTUAL MEETING)
- OCTOBER 13, 2020 (FACE TO FACE MEETING)
These meetings are held from 10-12 p.m. on the above dates.
To access the Advisory Council Meeting Room you will need the Zoom URL below and make sure you follow the steps below.
Phone access: (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 883 130 884
NCVPS Executive Committee
Dr. Robert Taylor
Dr. Larry Putnam
Full Member List
Amanda Brooks – Co-founder and CEO, STEMbrite
Sen. Ben Clark – NC General Assembly
Dr. Frank Creech – Chief Academic Officer, Greene County Schools
Dr. John Eldridge – Head of School, Chatham Charter School
Karen Hamilton – Assistant Superintendent for EC, Wake County Schools
Sarah Johnson – Online Instructor, NCVPS
Dr. Derrick Jordan – Superintendent, Chatham County Schools
Dr. Florence Martin – Program Director, UNC-Charlotte-Dept of Educational Leadership
Dr. LaVonne McClain – Testing and Accountability Coordinator, Halifax County Schools
Dr. Greg McKnight – Sr. Technical Trainer & Educator Support SpecialistSAS EVAAS
Louis McIntyre – Title III Project Director, Rockingham Community College
Nicole Piggott-Director of Secondary Education, Lexington City Schools
Dr. Larry Putnam – Superintendent, Burke County Schools
Natarshia Sharpe-Dean of Students, Crossroads Flex High School, Wake County Public Schools
Dr. Robert Taylor – Superintendent, Bladen County Schools
Becky Taylor-Retired, Former State Board of Education member