Textbook Commission

2020 North Carolina Textbook Evaluation and Adoption Process Postponed Indefinitely

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved postponing the 2020 North Carolina textbook evaluation and adoption process indefinitely. The decision was made due to concerns with COVID-19.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction expects to provide a revised tentative schedule in the future. Any updates and revisions will be posted on the textbook adoption web page when available. Questions regarding the postponement should be sent to nctextbooks@dpi.nc.gov.

North Carolina Textbook Commission

Based on the recommendation of the State Superintendent, the Governor appoints a Textbook Commission of 23 members who hold office for four years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified. Members are assigned roles on the commission based on their qualifications in the categories of principal, teacher, parent or superintendent and the grade bands (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). The Commission meets four times a year or at the call of the chair. The term end date for the current commission is April 1, 2021.

North Carolina Textbook Commission

Name County SBE District Appointment Requirement
Lora Austin Burke Northwest Grades K-5 teacher/principal
Jodi Rae Autry Stanly Southwest Grades K-5 parent
Kelly Browning Cabarrus Southwest Grades 6-8 teacher/principal
Meghan Canady Columbus Sandhills Grades K-5 parent
Major (RET) William Chesher Cumberland Sandhills Grades 6-8 parent
Edward Coggins Wayne Southeast Grades 9-12 teacher/principal
Hannah Cook Wilkes Northwest Grades 6-8 teacher principal
Angela Flowers Guilford Piedmont Triad Grades 9-12 parent
Aubrey Godette Carteret Southeast Grades 6-8 teacher/principal
Dawn Hester Pitt Northeast Grades 6-8 teacher/principal
Hannah Jimenez Lenoir Southeast Grades 6-8 teacher/principal
Renee Kimball Rutherford Western Grades 6-8 parent
Kathleen Linker Rowan Southwest Grades K-5 teacher/principal
Amy Marshall Wake North Central Grades 9-12 parent
Susan Mills Sampson Sandhills Grades 9-12 teacher/principal
Dunyil Morris Lenoir Southeast Grades 9-12 teacher/principal
Stephen Parker Stanly Southwest Grades 9-12 teacher/principal
Michelle Perry Brunswick Southeast Grades 6-8 parent
Kim Robertson Cumberland Sandhills Grades K-5 teacher/principal
Nardi Routten Craven Southeast Grades K-5 teacher principal
Lindsey Sise Hoke Sandhills Grades 6-8 teacher/principal
Rosalyn Yarus Lenoir Southeast Grades K-5 parent
Vacant     Superintendent of a local school administrative unit

View the North Carolina State Board of Education Education Districts