Southeast Comprehensive Center Advisory Board

The Southeast Comprehensive Center Advisory Board is composed of 14 members, representing each of the states we serve. Membership includes the chief state school officer or designee, SEA personnel, policymakers, university personnel, local educational agency (LEA) staff, intermediate agency staff, teachers, community leaders, and parents. Board members meet annually with SECC staff to review annual performance and evaluation reports, the current work plan, as well as to exchange input about high-priority issues for the states served by SECC.

Board Members

  • Alabama

    Barbara Cooper, Deputy State Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE)
    Mike Daria, Superintendent, Tuscaloosa City Schools
    Van Phillips, High School Principal, Center Point High School
    Anthony Thacker, Deputy Superintendent of Technology and Data, ALSDE

  • Georgia

    Caitlin Dooley, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)
    Debbie Gay, Deputy Superintendent for Federal Programs, GaDOE
    Matt Jones, Chief of Staff, GaDOE
    Martha Ann Todd, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

  • Mississippi

    Kim Benton, Chief Academic Officer, Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
    Cara Buffington, Collaborative Coordinator, MDE
    Susan Lee, Associate Commissioner for Academic and Student Affairs, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
    Jennifer Wilson, Superintendent, Greenwood Public School District

  • North Carolina

    Christie M. Lynch Ebert, K-12 Program Areas, Section Chief, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
    Stacey Wilson-Norman, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, NCDPI

  • South Carolina

    Tom Hudson, Executive Director, South Carolina School Improvement Council
    Jennifer Morrison, Chief Strategy Officer, South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE)
    Sheila Quinn, Deputy Superintendent, SCDE
    Jennifer Wise, Teacher, Hand Middle School