ECU grad to be appointed to N.C. schools board
A graduate of East Carolina University will be appointed to fill the State Board of Education seat formerly held by Kathy Taft, who died after being attacked last March.Posted — Updated
Jean Woolard, of Plymouth, will represent a district covering more than a dozen counties in eastern North Carolina, according to Chrissy Pearson, a spokeswoman for the Governor's Office.
Woolard taught at Plymouth High School, serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Educations and is a member of National Education Association and Association of Classroom Teachers.
She holds a bachelor's degree in business education with a minor in history and a master's degree in education with a concentration in business from East Carolina University.
Authorities say that Taft, 62, of Greenville, was attacked, beaten and raped by an intruder while staying at a Raleigh home. She died at WakeMed on March 9. A nearby resident, Jason Keith Williford, 30, has been charged in connection with her death.
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