Elliot Named Communications Director for NC Dept. of Public Instruction

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina State Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Drew Elliot as the director of Communication and Information Services for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

“Drew brings a wealth of communications experience, including state government, to the department that will serve him well as Communications director,” said State Board of Education Chair Bill Cobey. “We are fortunate to have him in this position, and I look forward to working with him in this role.”

Elliot is currently the opinion editor for North State Journal, North Carolina’s only statewide newspaper. He also served as a reporter and editor for JonesandBlount.com, a news website covering state government and politics; and director of Communications for the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

He received a bachelor’s degree in History/English in 2001 and a master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

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