Local teacher picked for advisory panel

By: By Bob Shiles - bshiles@robesonian.com

RALEIGH — Dee Grissett, the career and technical education coordinator for the Public Schools of Robeson County, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve a two-year term on his newly formed Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee. Cooper established the committee by Executive Order on Aug. 14.

Composed of up to 25 teachers and support personnel, all appointed by Cooper, the committee will advise the governor on a variety of educational issues including existing policies and regulations, the state budget, and proposed and pending state and federal legislation, policies and regulations. Members of the committee will also serve as education ambassadors, representing the governor at designated events, and maintaining communication with local boards of education and others in the community involved in education.

“Teachers and school support staff will bring critical knowledge, skills, and experience to our ongoing conversations about improving North Carolina’s education system,” Cooper said in a statement. “The Teacher Advisory Committee will give insight into how we can show educators the respect they deserve and be instrumental in helping North Carolina become a Top 10 Most Educated State by 2025.”

Grissett has been employed by the Public Schools of Robeson County since 2000. She has been serving in her current position as career and technical education coordinator since 2012.

Currently Grissett is the president of the Robeson Association of Educators.

“I feel very honored to have been appointed to this committee,” said Grissett. “I want to be the voice for all Robeson County educators. I hope to make a difference, especially for this area.”


By Bob Shiles


Bob Shiles can be reached at 910-416-5165.

Bob Shiles can be reached at 910-416-5165.