June Atkinson
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June Atkinson

Democrat

American politician

North Carolina, North Carolina
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June Atkinson

American politician
Summary
Experience
73
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

June St. Clair Atkinson (born August 19, 1948) was elected North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction on November 3, 2004, in a race that was decided by the North Carolina General Assembly on August 23, 2005. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. As State Superintendent, Dr. Atkinson organized and managed the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and was secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of the North Carolina State Board of Education. She was also an ex officio member of the North Carolina Council of State. Dr. Atkinson was narrowly defeated in her bid for a fourth term by political newcomer Mark Johnson, losing the 2016 general election in North Carolina by about 1.2 percent, and left office on January 1, 2017. Dr. Atkinson was the longest-serving state superintendent in the country when she left office and she was also the first woman to be elected to that post in the State of North Carolina.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
North Carolina State University
EdD Educational Leadership and Policy
1996
Virginia Tech
MS Vocational and Technical Education
1974
Radford University
BS Business Education
1969

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 8)  
Superintendent of Public Instruction
North Carolina
2004 - 2016
Assistant Director
Division of Instructional Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Author
Director
Career and Technical Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Director
Division of Instructional Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
High School Teacher
Business, Roanoke, Virginia
High School Teacher
Business, Charlotte, North Carolina
Section Chief
Business Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
President
Council of Chief State School Officers
2014 - Current
Member
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
1976 - 2004
President
National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium
2001 - 2003
Member
First United Methodist Church, Cary, North Carolina
Former President
National Business Education Association
President
High Schools That Work, Southern Regional Education Board
1995 - 1997