D.C. schools chief candidate for Wake schools superintendent

RALEIGH — District of Columbia public schools officials have just confirmed that Anthony Tata, chief operations officer for the D.C. system, is a candidate for the post of Wake County Schools superintendent.

Wake County school board members have scheduled a meeting for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at which they are expected to choose a successor to former Superintendent Del Burns, who resigned after disputes with new school board leadership elected in fall 2009. Sources involved with the search had identified Tata as the leading candidate, but board members have refused to identify any candidate for the job. (Read more)

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Read The CAROLINIAN real story by Cash Michaels about the Tedesco/Margiotta scheme to get over 6,000 SouthEast Raleigh students re-assigned back to their neighborhoods. The school system’s own documents prove it:

By Cash Michaels, Editor

The agenda for the Nov. 30th Student Assignment Committee (SAC) meeting, chaired by Wake School Board member John Tedesco, was simple.

The committee would review and approve the minutes from the prior meeting.

The three board members, and nine citizen representatives appointed by all nine school board members, would get a staff overview and update on where they were per the third year of the multi-year assignment plan they were supposed to fine tune.

And the last agenda item listed, “An opportunity to share concerns related to school assignment issues in the 2011-12 school year.

As it happened, all but one of the Republican board members and citizen representatives knew exactly what that last agenda listing meant, and they were ready. (Read more)

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Butterfield Appoints District Director

U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield

First District of North Carolina


For Release:  Immediate



Date:  December 21, 2010


Contact:  Ken Willis
Phone:  (202) 225-3101

 Butterfield Appoints District Director


Wilson, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield has named a Greenville resident as his district director.


A. Ray Rogers, who has extensive experience in banking and non-profit and faith communities, will manage Butterfield’s district offices and serve as chief liaison to constituents.


“He brings a great deal of business experience and strong ties to the faith and non-profit communities,” Butterfield said. “He’ll be a tremendous asset to my office and help me to better serve the community.”


Butterfield said Rogers would be responsible for directing all district-related activities as well as his six staff members who work in his Wilson and Weldon offices. Rogers would also be responsible for developing strong relationships with local, county and state officials and groups, and he will represent the office at meetings and events when Butterfield is unavailable.


“I hope to bring an added perspective to the office and help tie Congressman Butterfield even closer to the community,” Rogers said.


Rogers is a graduate of E. J. Hayes High School in Williamston, N.C. and hold a B.S. in Business Administration from East Carolina University. He also earned banking-related certificates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University.


During his 10 years of work as the business administrator at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C., Rogers also served as executive director of Wholistic Housing Venture, Inc. and as executive director of The Cornerstone Ministry, Inc. Most recently, he worked as the interim chief financial officer for Precision Health Care Service, Inc. in Kinston, N.C.


Rogers also has 27 years of banking experience, working most recently as a vice president at Triangle Bank in Greenville, N.C. and at Wachovia Bank and Trust in New Bern, N.C. Additionally, Rogers served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.


Rogers also serves as treasurer of the University Health System of Eastern Carolina Board of Directors, secretary, member of the Southern Bank and Trust Greenville Advisory Board of Directors and as a member of the Healthcare Advisory Board of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.


Rogers replaces Dollie Burwell, who will stay with the office but shift her focus to directly overseeing constituent casework and services, and devoting more time to the Weldon office. Burwell has been with the office since 2000 and was originally hired by then-U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton.


Butterfield said that the reorganization aims at better serving the needs of the district through increased outreach, a greater focus on casework and constituent services and increased hours of operation in Weldon.


“Dollie Burwell has a decade of experience and a deep understanding of eastern North Carolina’s people, politics and institutions,” Butterfield said. “So she was a natural choice for leading the renewed focus on casework and constituent service.”