Gov. Pat McCrory nominated a former Wake County school board chairwoman and an administrator from the charity Samaritan’s Purse to seats on the State Board of Education.
Patti Head of Raleigh was on the Wake school board from 2001-2009. She is chair of board development for Communities in Schools of Wake County. She graduated from Wake Forest University and is a former public school teacher.
J. Todd Chasteen of Watauga County is vice president of administration, human resources, and general counsel for the international nonprofit run by Franklin Graham. Chasteen graduated from James Madison University and has a law degree from the University of Florida. Before joining Samaritan’s Purse, he was a senior attorney adviser to a U.S. Tax Court judge.
If the legislature confirms Head and Chasteen, they will replace two Democrats whose terms have expired, John Tate of Charlotte and Kevin Howell of Raleigh.