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RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Bev Perdue signed an on Tuesday to create a new commission to provide oversight on the use of funds and to coordinate efforts with her new initiative

She tapped State Board of Education chairman Dr. Bill Harrison to lead the new commission.

"Part of my pledge for Ready, Set, Go! is that every student, no matter where he or she lives, will have access to a quality education,” the governor said. “The Education Transformation Commission will help to coordinate and streamline efforts toward that goal."

The other members of the commission include:

• Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, who also chairs the eLearning Commission and JOBS Commission
• June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction
• Alisa Chapman, associate vice president at UNC general administration
• James Coon, superintendent of Pamlico County Schools
• David Cooper, dean of Elon University’s School of Medicine
• Ed Dunlap, executive director of the N.C. Schools Boards Association
• Jennifer Facciolini, 2010-11 Teacher of the Year
• Carl Forsyth, Voyager Academy
• Jessica Garner, 2009-10 Teacher of the Year
• Elizabeth Glennie, senior research analyst at RTI International
• Pete Gorman, superintendent of Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools
• Debra Horton, executive director of N.C. Parent Teacher Association
• Glenn Kleiman, executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
• Howard Lee, executive director of the state’s Education Cabinet
• Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina and chair of the North Carolina Chamber
• Bill McNeal, executive director of N.C. Association of School Administrators
• Wanda McPhaul, Visiting International Faculty
• Erin Swanson Oschwald, executive director of Teach for America
• Jose Picart, vice provost N.C. State University
• Shirley Prince, executive director of N.C. Tar Hill Principals and Assistant Principals Association
• Judith Rizzo, executive director of the Hunt Institute
• Mark Sorrells, senior vice president, Golden LEAF Foundation, chair of the Education Committee of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers.
• Sheri Strickland, president of N.C. Association of Educators
• Ludy Van Broekhuizen, executive director, Southern Education Region Vision for Education

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