NEWS RELEASES 2010-11 :: DECEMBER 9, 2010


The NC State Board of Education has named Ann W. McColl, attorney and former legal counsel to the NC Association of School Administrators, as its new legislative liaison, effective Jan. 3.

McColl has focused her legal career on education and government law and leadership. In addition to her role as legal counsel to the NCASA, she has served as an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership; at the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and as legal counsel and director of policy at the NC School Boards Association.

"We are very fortunate that Ms. McColl is accepting this key leadership role," said State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison. "Her wealth of experience and her understanding of the legal and policy issues facing North Carolina public schools will serve the state well as we move through very challenging times."

McColl is a well-known presenter on governance, law and leadership and has authored a number of articles and monographs regarding public education and legal concerns. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and also earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC-CH in political science.

For more information, please contact the Department of Public Instruction’s Communication and Information Services Division, 919.807-3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 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 Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.