Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching:
• Julie Paige Pittman of Rutherfordton as representative from Education District 8. Pittman has been an English teacher at Rutherford County Schools since 2003. Before becoming a public-school teacher, she held teaching positions at UNC-CH, Rutgers University, New York University and Central Piedmont Community College. Pittman is currently the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Western Region Teacher of the Year.