Dr. Shirley Carraway is the North Carolina liaison for the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL. She provides technical assistance and resource support to the state education agency (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction) to increase its capacity to support schools and districts to address ESEA requirements and other student achievement goals.
Before joining the SECC, Dr. Carraway served as the North Carolina liaison for the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center at Edvantia and as an executive coach for school leadership in five Kentucky school districts. Prior to retirement, Dr. Carraway was the superintendent of Orange County Schools in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Other positions include associate superintendent of Educational Programs and Services, elementary and high school principal, and speech language clinician. She has served as a facilitator for Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) and a trainer and staff developer.
Her higher education work includes facilitating the development of a Virtual Early College High School pilot program at East Carolina University (ECU), leading the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy for faculty and staff, and serving as the Principal Investigator for a Teacher Quality Partnership Grant in the College of Education. Dr. Carraway received an Ed. D. in educational leadership with a concentration in adult education from East Carolina University. Shirley serves as a Board Member for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.