RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper made several commission and board appointments on Oct. 9, including that of former Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Catty Moore as an at-large member to the State Board of Education.
“I’m glad to appoint more Hispanic and Latino leaders to my boards and commissions, including Catty Moore to the North Carolina State Board of Education and the new members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic and Latino Affairs,” Cooper said in a press release on the appointments. “We’re going to continue to uplift diversity in all of our state agencies and departments.”
Cooper’s announcement cites Moore as being recently retired “after more than 35 years” with the Wake County Public School System. During her time with Wake County Schools, Moore was a teacher, assistant principal, principal, deputy superintendent, and served as superintendent for the last five years of her employment. She replaces James Ford, who resigned from the board in August.
Moore has previously been named the Wake County Principal of the Year, the North Carolina Central Region Principal of the Year, the North Carolina PTA Superintendent of the Year, and the Magnet Schools of America National Superintendent of the Year.