Why We Exist

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We advocate for an excellent education for all students. Learn more…

What We Do

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Our work is guided by three priorities to help us improve education in Wake County. Learn more…

Get Involved

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Improving education in Wake County will take everyone’s help! Learn how you can get involved. Learn more…

Excellence In Action


We profile and encourage the best practices in WCPSS schools. Learn more…

In Context


We take the jumble of education news and put it In Context. Learn more…

Teacher Leadership Grants


We fund teacher grants to create and spread best practices.
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Cornerstone Investors
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  • First Citizens
  • Golden Corral
  • GRCC
  • GSK
  • MMI
  • News and Observer
  • PNC
  • Rex Healthcare
  • SAS
  • SunTrust
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Wells Fargo
  • ABC-11
  • Bayer
  • BB&T
  • Biogen
  • BofA
  • Capitol Broadcasting
  • Duke Energy
  • Duke Raleigh Hospital

What Others
Are Saying

”I love the fact that Wake Education Partnership gave me voice with the corporate outside world.”

Lauren Baucom
2012 Teacher of the Year
Wake County Public School System
”By partnering with Wake Education Partnership, we are supporting excellence in public education, which in turn, promotes the overall economic health of the community we serve.”

Kari Stoltz
Regional President
Bank of America
”By investing in the Partnership’s work with schools, we can continue to ensure a world-class education system in Wake County.”

Caroline McCullen
Director, Education Initiatives
”There are very few things I can do in either my professional or personal life that will affect as many kids as being involved with the Partnership.”

Russell Killen
Partnership Director
Parker Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP
”I’m so thankful that Wake Education Partnership places such emphasis on the value of a strong education for ALL students in our community and in ALL aspects of learning.”

Lori O’Keefe
2011 Pieces of Gold
”What amazing work your organization is performing for Wake County students! I am honored and excited to support your efforts in any and every way!”

Rene’ Herrick
2009 Teacher of the Year
Wake County Public Schools
”A strong public school system has always been a strength for our region. We must stay highly competitive in this area, and Wake Education Partnership is a great way to leverage our investment!”

G. Gray Reed
Regional President, Triangle Region
”The Partnership’s consistent focus on improvement in the Wake County Public School System is critical to the economic health of our community.”

Harvey Schmitt
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
”Wake Education Partnership provides immense value to our community by enriching our children children’s public education experience, and those efforts directly benefit our local economy.”

Bob Hatley
President and CEO
Paragon Commercial Bank
”We are truly appreciative for all you have done and continue to do in supporting our efforts. It is making a difference in the lives of the children.”

Catherine Dameron
Knightdale 100
”I think I have learned more from this article than anything else that has crossed my screen. Thank you for putting this together.”

Kim Griffin
Wake County
”Thank you for your presentation. The slides and discussion clarified issues for me and definitely made me more aware of what we are all dealing with, particularly the different perspectives.”

Elisabeth McMahon
JY Joyner Elementary
”Great information- I wish every citizen in Wake County could read this.”

Brenda Barker
Wake County




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