Rhonda Dillingham

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Executive Director, North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools.

Asheboro, North Carolina

Rhonda Dillingham is the executive director of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools.

An 18-year veteran educator, Rhonda began her work in education when she graduated with honors from Greensboro College in 1996 with a bachelor’s in secondary English education. In addition to earning her National Board Certification in 2005, Rhonda completed master’s work in education leadership at High Point University.

In 2007, she was part of the team that founded the Asheboro High School Zoo School, a satellite location of Asheboro High School at the North Carolina Zoo. The Zoo School serves grades 10-12 in a science-focused, small learning community committed to project-based learning and environmental education. In 2013, she co-founded Uwharrie Charter Academy, the only charter school in Randolph County, where she served as Chief Curriculum Officer for three years. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, the primary advocacy organization for public charter schools in the state.

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Charter Schools Offer Choices to North Carolina Families Regardless of Income

There’s a lot of confusion these days about what charter schools are and what they aren’t. Some of the confusion…

By Rhonda Dillingham, Nina Rees

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