Mary Ann Wolf

Low pay, lack of respect hinders teacher recruitment

BY: - February 19, 2022

Low pay is a concern for university students considering the teaching profession, Tre Woods, a UNC-Wilmington junior, told a panel discussing the workforce crisis within public education. Woods is studying English secondary education at the university and plans to become a teacher. “I think that [low pay] is definitely something that we think about when […]

Deanna Townsend-Smith will leave State Board of Education post to join Public School Forum NC

BY: - February 7, 2022

Long-time educator Deanna Townsend-Smith has been named senior director of the Dudley Flood Center of Educational Equity and Opportunity at the Public School Forum of NC. Townsend-Smith has been an integral member of the State Board of Education’s staff in her role as director of operations and policy. She oversees the board’s day-to-day operations, manages […]

Education expert Mary Ann Wolf to lead the Public School Forum of North Carolina

BY: - May 4, 2020

Education policy and leadership expert Mary Ann Wolf was named executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina on Monday. Wolf is a senior director at N.C. State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and chairwoman of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education. She will begin work at the Forum, an education advocacy organization, June […]