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Dr. Catherine Edmonds
Superintendent of the Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools System
Dr. Catherine Edmonds was appointed as superintendent of the Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools System on May 13, 2019. Prior to being named superintendent of Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools System, Dr. Edmonds served as the superintendent of the Bertie County Schools System, overseeing the overall success and daily operations of the school district. Dr. Edmonds has enjoyed a successful career in public education in North Carolina for more than 26 years at both the K-12 and higher education level.
Prior to serving as superintendent, Dr. Edmonds served as the Director of Educational Leadership and Development and Director of the NC Principal Fellows Program for the state located at the University of North Carolina System. Prior to joining the UNC System, Dr. Edmonds served as the Director and Executive Coach for the Northeast Leadership Academy District and School Transformation at NC State University. Before assuming her role in higher education, Dr. Edmonds had an extensive career in the K-12 space at both the local and state level.
Dr. Edmonds currently serves on the American Cancer Society Board, Region Q Workforce Development Board, Vidant Bertie Advisory Council, Roanoke River Valley Education Consortium (Vice President) and Boy Scouts of America Board. Dr. Edmonds has received numerous honors and awards. She was most recently recognized by Capitol Broadcasting as a member of the Class 2019 Salute to Champions and appeared on The Sports Shop Radio.
Dr. Edmonds received The Bobbie Parker Impact Award presented by Relay for Life of Bertie County. She was recognized by the United Service Group "Girls on Fire". Dr. Edmonds was featured in Un-Rappin' the Gift and He-Matters magazine from her hometown of Oxford, NC. She is recognized as a "Listen First Leader" by the National Listen first Project. She was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Omicron Rho at NC State University. Dr. Edmonds received the Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellowship for Public School Administrators in NC and the 2012 State Superintendent Team Excellence Award for her work in leading the state team in school turnaround efforts. Dr. Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from NC A& T State University.
After completing 30 hours in Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics at NC Central University, she obtained her Master of Administration and Supervision at NC State University. In 2017, Dr. Edmonds obtained her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from NC State University. Dr. Edmonds has one son, Thomas. Thomas and his wife Claudia live in Marquette, Michigan where he is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard.