Press Release

Student Performances and Charter School Teacher of the Year to Headline School Choice Rally in Raleigh

  • January 15, 2019
  • North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools
  • Rhonda Dillingham
  • (336) 669-9996

RALEIGH (Jan. 14, 2019) – Student performances of the National Anthem, Tai Chi, essay readings, along with remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Aimee Viana of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, will highlight a rally timed to coincide with National School Choice Week beginning at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22 at The Fairview- Raleigh. 

In addition to Deputy Assistant Secretary Viana, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Chief of Staff Joe Maimone will also deliver remarks on school choice, and Courtney Samuelson, North Carolina’s 2018 Charter School Teacher of the Year, will also share about teaching in a school choice environment.  

This event coincides with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2019, which will feature more than 40,000 school choice events across all 50 states. 

“North Carolinians enjoy choices in a variety of areas,” said Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools. “Consider barbecue. Hickory-smoked or vinegar-based…we all have a preference! Education is no different. Home, private, magnet, virtual, lab, district and charter schools provide parents options so they can make a choice that meets the needs of their children. Join us as we celebrate school choice!”  

This event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing quality educational opportunities for all North Carolina children by supporting and expanding successful charter schools.  

For more information, contact Rhonda Dillingham at (336) 669-9996 or 

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