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NEWS RELEASES 2000-01

NEWS RELEASES 2000-01 :: FEBRUARY 1, 2001

NEW ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT FOR INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY NAMED

Dr. Bob Bellamy, director of a regional educational service agency in Georgia, was named today as Associate State Superintendent for Information and Technology Services for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Bellamy was formerly employed with NC DPI in various capacities in the Information and Technology area, including serving as Acting Chief Information Officer.

State Superintendent Mike Ward said that he welcomed Dr. Bellamy's return to North Carolina. "We have tremendous technology needs in our public schools. Bob Bellamy is an experienced school administrator who understands the business and the education aspects of our public schools. I am very pleased that he will return to North Carolina to lead our technology efforts."

Since March, 1999, Bellamy has directed the Okefenokee Regional Educational Services Agency in Waycross, Ga. Before assuming that position, he was Chief Technology Officer for StyleTouch.com and Associate State Superintendent of Schools in Atlanta, Ga. From 1985-1996, Bellamy was employed with the NC Department of Public Instruction. During that time, he served as Director of Administrative Applications, Assistant Director and Acting Director of the Division of Information Resource Management, and Chief Consultant for Student Information Management. Bellamy also has been a teacher and principal in several schools in North Carolina.

He holds a doctorate in Educational Supervision and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the President's Leadership Award from the Georgia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development in 1997.

Bellamy begins work with the state agency March 1.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communications and Information, 919.807.3450.