Catty Moore Credit: Courtesy of Wake County Public School System

This story originally published online at NC Newsline.

Governor Roy Cooper on Monday appointed former Wake County Superintendent Catty Moore to an at large seat on the State Board of Education.

Moore is a veteran educator who spent more than 35 years in the Wake County Public School System, the last five as superintendent. She fills the seat James Ford vacated last month.

Gov. Roy Cooper
 Gov. Roy Cooper (File Photo)

“I’m glad to appoint more Hispanic and Latino leaders to my boards and commissions, including Catty Moore to the North Carolina State Board of Education and the new members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic and Latino Affairs,” Cooper said in a statement. “We’re going to continue to uplift diversity in all of our state agencies and departments.”

Cooper noted Moore’s many awards in the announcement. She is a former Wake County Principal of the Year, the North Carolina Central Region Principal of the Year, the North Carolina PTA Superintendent of the Year, and the Magnet Schools of America National Superintendent of the Year.

Moore retired as superintendent of the state’s largest school district in July. She told The News & Observer that she planned to spend more time with family but was open taking on something “super flexible and something that I’m really passionate about.”

Robert Taylor was sworn in as the Wake County superintendent October 1.

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