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Board of Directors

English Bradshaw

CEO/Chairman Board of Directors

Ph.D. Educational Leadership, University of Amsterdam
Master of Public Administration, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
Master of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Master of Arts, (American Studies) University of Hawaii Manoa
Bachelor of Arts, (Political Science) University of Hawaii Manoa

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Ike Howard

Vice Chairman


Carver Consolidated School {1958-1965 Graduated}

University of Colorado

Boulder Colorado {1965-1970}

BS Business Administration/ Marketing

Appalachian State University Boone, NC

{1978} M.A. Public Administration


Pearl Dowell


Masters Social Work, University of Connecticut, West Hartford, Connecticut

Masters Education, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, North Carolina Central  University, Durham, North Carolina



Rotary International, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Child Welfare League of America ,National Association of Social Workers 


Wilkes County, North Carolina

Community activist

Mentor to teachers and children in rural Wilkes County

Vice Chair of the Board for the Lincoln Heights Recreational Corporation (a Historical Rosenwald School) 

Treasurer for the Wilkes County Retired School

Personnel, Vice Chair of the Wilkes County Library Board, secretary of the Clingman Medical

Center Board, newly elected to the Appalachian Regional Library Board, First Vice President of the Wilkes County Missionary Union, member and financial secretary for the Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church.


Brenda A Dobbins

Rodney Tate II


Amelia Patel


Desmond King


Meet The Staff

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Mary Jac Brennan

Agriculture Consultant

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Shanae Levine

Executive Director

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