Governing Board

The Public School Partnership Governing Board consists of district Superintendents, the Reich College of Education Dean, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean, and the Director or designee of the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (NWRESA). The Board establishes policies within which the Partnership will operate. They meet quarterly each year with additional meetings called when necessary. The Board is also responsible for approving fiscal expenditures. The chairperson will be chosen each year by vote of the Governing Board.

Mr. Larry Putnam

Burke County Schools
700 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28608-0989
828-439-4312 (Telephone)
828-439-4314 (Fax)
lputnam@burke.k12.nc.us

Ken Townsend

Avery County Schools
775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657
704-733-6006 (Telephone)
704-733-8943 (Fax)
kentownsend@averyschools.net

Phyllis Yates

Ashe County Schools
P.O. Box 604
Jefferson, NC 28640
phyllis.yates@ashe.k12.nc.us

Mr. Mark Byrd

Wilkes County Schools

613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
336-667-1121 (Telephone)
byrdma@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Dr. Steve Stone

Caldwell County Schools
1914 Hickory Blvd. SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-728-8407 (Telephone)
828-728-0012 (Fax) (ext. 106)
sstone@caldwellschools.com 

Dr. Scott Elliott

Watauga County Schools
175 Pioneer Trail
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-7190 (Telephone)
828-264-7196 (Fax)

elliotts@wataugaschools.org

Dr. Melba Spooner

College of Education, Dean
Applachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-2234 (Telephone)
spoonermc@appstate.edu

Dr. Joseph Sinclair

NW Regional Education Service Alliance
1700 Winkler Street, Suite 10
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
336-667-2191 (Telephone)
336-667-0503 (Fax)
edusolutions1@yahoo.com 

Dr. Linda McCalister

ASU Public School Partnership, Director
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-6108 (Telephone)
828-262-2128 (Fax)
mccalisterlm@appstate.edu 

Dr. Myra Cox

Elkin City Schools
202 West Spring Street
Elkin, NC  28621
coxm@elkin.k12.nc.us

Dr. Jennifer Hefner

Alexander County Sschools
700 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828-632-7001 (Telephone)
828-632-8862 (Fax)
jhefner@alexander.k12.nc.us

Dr. Tracie Salinas

College of Arts and Sciences

Boone, NC 28608

828-262-3078

salinastm@appstate.edu

Mr. Chad Beasley

Alleghany County 

Superintendent 

chad.beasley@alleghany.k12.nc.us

Dr. Monica Lambert

College of Education, Associate Dean

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC 28608

828-262-2252 (Telephone)

lambertma@appstate.edu