Pitt County voters elected two new members to the Pitt County Board of Education in November, both with strong backgrounds and experience in public school education and deep connections to our local school communities.

Amy Cole was elected to represent District 2.

Ms. Cole attended public schools and graduated from ECU with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, where she also earned a masters degree in mathematics education. She taught high school at JH Rose High School before becoming an instructor at Pitt Community College. Her two children attend HB Sugg and Farmville Middle School. Ms. Cole is currently participating in the 2018-2019 PPS Parent Engagement Program. Editors note: At press time the District 2 race is under recount.

Tracy Everette-Lenz was elected to represent District 1.

She is a native of Pitt County and attended Pitt County Schools. She graduated from ECU in  with a degree in Psychology and also earned both a Masters and Certificate of Advanced Study degrees in School Psychology.  She has been a school psychologist in the public school system for 21 years. Her three children attend Ridgewood Elementary and A. G. Cox Middle School. Ms. Everette-Lenz is also currently participating in PPS’ Parent Engagement Program.