NPC Board of Directors and Staff
We are grateful for the leadership of the individuals who serve on our Board of Directors:
Ellen Carr, Columbia Business School and University of North Carolina-Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
Dr. Elizabeth City, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan Leight, Long Beach, California
Dr. Joe Milner, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dr. Ann Pihlgren, Norrtalje, Sweden
Mike Smith, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dr. George Wood, Federal Hocking, Ohio School District, Amesville, Ohio
National Faculty Members serving on our Board of Directors:
Kelly Foster, Tacoma, Washington
Dr. Jennifer Mangrum, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
Our core staff, Terry Roberts and Jeremy Spielman, work with a network of educators in our National Faculty to support Paideia work around the United States and in select schools abroad.
Dr. Terry Roberts has been at the National Paideia Center since 1992 and has served as its Director since 1993. Prior to that, he was Assistant Director for the Principals' Executive Program, where he taught a wide variety of courses related to Instructional Leadership. He is a practicing scholar of American Literature and Cultural Studies, with a strong penchant for the classics, and holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of North Carolina. He is fascinated by the social and intellectual power of dialogue to teach and to inspire. Terry is the lead author of several Paideia publications, including The Paideia Classroom and Teaching Critical Thinking, and in 2019 authored The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive.
Please email Terry at [email protected].
Jeremy Spielman, Assistant Director
Jeremy Spielman is an experienced teacher, principal, system administrator, and school-transformation agent. His educational philosophy is founded on asking questions rather than forcing answers, and on building consensus rather driving an agenda. Before joining the National Paideia Center, Jeremy served as Asheville (NC) City Schools' Director of Professional Development, Digital Learning, and AIG Programming. Previously, Jeremy served schools across the state as a District and School Transformation Coach with the North Carollina Department of Public Instruction.
Please email Jeremy at j[email protected].
Valerie Shrader, Office Manager
Valerie Shrader came to the NPC after a career in publishing (both writing and editing), and also has a background in nonprofit management. She handles all of the billing for the Center and has a variety of other duties, including organizing training events and conferences and managing the NPC website.
Contact Valerie at [email protected].
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