Superintendent Catherine Truitt’s first day on the job as North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction was January 2, 2021. Truitt began her career as a high school English teacher. She has worked as a school turnaround coach with underperforming school districts with the International Center for Leadership in Education. In 2015, she served as Governor Pat McCrory’s senior education advisor. Prior to being elected, Truitt served as chancellor of non-profit Western Governors University North Carolina (WGU NC).
In a recent meeting with NCMEA Leadership, she shared with us how music has always been an integral part of her life and the life of her family. NCMEA is thrilled to share the Superintendent’s message in support of Music In Our Schools Month.