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Timely Topics - The Political Climate for Public Education

  • Highland United Methodist Church 1901 Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)
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  • When: Thursday, January 23rd at noon

  • Where: Highland United Methodist Church (1901 Ridge Rd.)

  • Cost: Free (bring your own lunch; League will provide some snacks and drinks)

The public is welcome to attend. League members are encouraged to bring friends!

This Timely Topics event features Cathy Quiroz Moore, Superintendent, Wake County Public School System. Mrs. Moore will discuss public education in the current political climate.

Mrs. Cathy Quiroz Moore became the Wake County Public School System’s 10th superintendent in May 2018. Mrs. Moore leads the 16th largest school system in the nation, with more than 160,000 students and 19,000 employees. Mrs. Moore, who was appointed in 2011 as the school system’s Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, has dedicated her career to public education.

In her role as Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, she was responsible for school administration, academics, special education, student support services and student assignment. Prior to that role, she was an area superintendent, a high school principal, a high school assistant principal and high school teacher. She began her career as a high school French teacher in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System.

Mrs. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from North Carolina State University and a master of school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at East Carolina University.


What are my parking options at the event? Free on-site parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions, contact Marlene Wilson at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Your printed ticket is appreciated but not necessary. We will have your name on a registration list when you check-in at the event.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. Please let us know so that we can update the name on our registration list. Contact Marlene Wilson at

If my plans change, how do I cancel my free registration? If your plans have changed, and you can no longer attend the event, we would appreciate it if you would cancel your registration. It helps our volunteers when planning for the event. For information on how to cancel your registration, go to


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To help raise funds for our upcoming 100th anniversary in 2020, we will raffle a donated prize at this event. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased from one of our volunteers before the program begins. The winner will be announced at the end of the event. You must be present to win. Thank you for your support of the League!

Earlier Event: January 18
League 101
Later Event: January 23
New Member Potluck