STATEMENT FROM STATE SUPERINTENDENT JUNE ATKINSON
REGARDING THE DEATH OF NCAE PAST PRESIDENT RODNEY ELLIS
“For a number of years, I have enjoyed working with Rodney Ellis, past NCAE president. Rodney was always consistent in his expression of care for North Carolina’s children.
Rodney was a tireless advocate for public schools and North Carolina’s education family. North Carolina’s public school advocates are grateful for his leadership and we know that, without him, we will need to work even harder to make sure North Carolina puts public school children at the top of its agenda. Rodney was my friend and colleague, and I will miss him greatly. I offer my condolences and prayers for his wife, his children, and for his education family.”
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