USO Event

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday WGU NC was honored by the USO of NC for our commitment to veterans, active duty soldiers, and their spouses.  WGU NC has been named the #1 online university in the US for the military! I am pictured here with Angella Dunston, Legislative Affairs Director for the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Jim Whaley, President and CEO of the USO of North Carolina.

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Public School Forum of NC 2020 Eggs and Issues

February 18, 2020

This morning I attended the 2020 Eggs and Issues event hosted by the Public School Forum of NC. The event highlighted the Forum’s top priorities for public schools and included a panel of experts to discuss education issues across the state. Always pleasure to hear from Dr Anthony Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools and the NC Superintendent of the Year!  Dr Jackson truly values doing what is best for kids.

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Catherine Truitt appears on “Education Matters”

February 9, 2020

Catherine recently appeared on the Public School Forum’s weekly television program Education Matters where she discussed the state of education and her priorities as Superintendent. The show will air on FOX 50 at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday and on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel statewide at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The North Carolina Channel can be found on TWC/Spectrum Channel 1276. The full program each week is also available online at: The episode can also be viewed at:

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Candidate Spotlight: State Superintendent Candidate Catherine Truitt

January 27, 2020

From mom to teacher, policy adviser to chancellor, cancer survivor to current candidate for state superintendent of schools, Catherine Truitt has been there and done that. Sitting down to talk with Truitt, one might not guess from the smile on her face and blonde bob haircut that she has beaten breast cancer. Truitt said she self-detected a lump just two months before the 2016 election, while serving as senior education advisor to then-Gov. Pat McCrory. “Within a couple of weeks, I knew that it was cancer and that I would be having surgery followed by chemo and radiation,” Truitt said. “And so, it was a very, very busy time leading up to the election, and of course, and I had to go to the governor and say, ‘I’ve got breast cancer, and I’m not going to be here for you.’” “And he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘Your health…

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State superintendent candidate: N.C. school system ‘out of sync’ with modern economy

January 20, 2020

By KEVIN GRIFFIN – Jan 17, 2020 Updated Jan 17, 2020 Catherine Truitt is one of two Republican candidates running to succeed Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Jackson, a Republican who is running for lieutenant governor. Truitt, a 49-year-old Cary resident, currently heads the nonprofit Western Governors University of North Carolina, which she describes as an online university intended to expand access to higher education. She was previously a teacher, senior educational adviser to Gov. Pat McCrory and administrator within the University of North Carolina system. Her Republican opponent in the race for superintendent is Craig Horn. Five Democrats have also filed to run for the position. The primaries will be held on March 3. Truitt was in Catawba County Thursday for a campaign appearance. Prior to her appearance, she sat down to discuss her qualifications for the job and views on educational policy. This interview has been edited for length…

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