Last January, Neil Pedersen, CCRESA’s current Executive Director, informed the Board that he would be retiring at the end of June. We are pleased to announce that the CCRESA Board of Directors has selected Dr. Edward Croom to be the new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. Croom served for 7 years as the Superintendent of Johnston County Schools during which time he was a member of the CCRESA Board of Directors. Since retiring in 2016 after 30 years of service with the state, most of which was in the Johnston County Schools, Dr. Croom has been serving as an executive coach for the International Center for Leadership in Education and as a lead partner for the Innovation Project for 12 school districts in eastern NC.
We are grateful for Dr. Pedersen’s leadership over the past seven years, and we look forward to the new organizational advancements to come under Dr. Croom’s tenure.
Congratulations to Dr. Edward Croom!