East Wake Education Foundation
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Every Child is Born to Learn


Board & Staff



East Wake Education Foundation Board of Directors


Board Of Directors serves as a volunteer board. The Board serves as the Board of Directors as defined in North Carolina General Statute, Chapter 55A, Nonprofit Corporation Act.


Walter Wells- President

  Dr. James Parham- Past President

Beverly Clark- Secretary

John Broadfoot- Treasurer

Bruce Behrendt

Kyle Williams

Virginia Gray

Harold Broadwell


Advisory Board

James Roberson

Dr. Michael Teague

John Lewis

Darren Jackson

Dustin Tripp

Lorraine Dixon

Mark Brown



Shannon White- Executive Director

Shannon began working at East Wake Education Foundation in June 2010 as the administrative assistant. She now has a new role at the foundation as Executive Director. Shannon is excited to get out in the community and continue sharing the great work that is already being done by the foundation. "There is such a need for our program in Eastern Wake County. There are so many families that still need to know that we are here and ready to help prepare their children for school."

Shannon is a graduate of UNC Wilmington with at degree in Communication Studies. 

When Shannon is not working she enjoying spending time with her family and friends. She has been married for 18 years and has twins that are 13. She enjoys watching her son play baseball, her daughter dance, and gardening. 

 Brooke Atkins- Program Director

Brooke began working at East Wake Education foundation in March 2017 after six years of preschool experience. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Community Services. Working with children and their parents is so rewarding to Brooke and she loves to come up with great ideas to make learning fun and interesting to the children. Giving children a great foundation is imperative to the primary school years.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband of 7 years, two children who are 6 and 4, and their dog, Oreo. As a family they love to serve at their church and spend time with friends. 

 Becky McConkey- Administrative Assistant