Please join us in welcoming the five new members of our SOE Advisory Board: Anessa Burgman, Antonio Jordan, Shirley Morrison, Karen Roseboro, and A. Rashad Slade. We look forward to working with and learning from each of them in the coming years!

The School of Education (SOE) Advisory Board is charged with enhancing excellence in the research, teaching, and service functions of the SOE, and provides input to the Dean and members of the Dean’s Office Staff concerning pressing issues facing the SOE and UNC Greensboro. To learn more about the SOE Advisory Board and view a full list of its sitting members, please visit soe.uncg.edu/directory/advisory-board.

Anessa Burgman, SOE Advisory Board

Dr. Anessa Burgman received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University (’91), and received her advanced education degrees from the UNC Greensboro School of Education: M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision (’95), Ed.S. in Educational Leadership (’04), and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (’11). She has held the roles of classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal over her many years as an educator, and she has been the Principal of Claxton Elementary School in Guilford County since 2005. She was also an Adjunct Professor of the Master of School Administration (MSA) program in the School of Education at NC A&T University from 2013-2018.

Antonio Jordan, SOE Advisory Board

Dr. Antonio Jordan is an administrator in higher education with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling, advising, instructing, supervising, and directing. He received his Ed.S. Educational Specialist degree (’15) and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (’17) from Wingate University in Charlotte and he is currently Director of Recruitment and Admissions for Davidson County Community College. To name just a portion of his relevant experience: he served as Vice President for Student Services at James Sprunt Community College, he worked in the North Carolina Community College System Office as Academic Program Coordinator, and was a Student Counselor at the Central Piedmont Community College. He has in-depth knowledge of state-wide policies and procedures that govern universities, colleges, and local administrative units.

Shirley Morrison, SOE Advisory Board

Dr. Shirley Morrison has a Master’s in Counseling (’75) and a Master’s in School Administration (’82) from NC A&T University, and received her Ed.D. in Education from the UNC Greensboro School of Education (’09). She is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Guilford County Schools where she previously held the role of Executive Director of HR, and she provides administrative leadership in coordinating programs and initiatives for all aspects of human resources for over 10,000 employees. She was Director of Elementary Schools for Greensboro City Schools and Guilford County Schools after having been an Assistant Principal, a Principal, and a counselor at various schools across the Triad.

Karen Roseboro, SOE Advisory Board

Dr. Karen Roseboro majored in History and minored in Sociology at East Carolina University (’99) and received her M.S.A. in Educational Leadership from Gardner Webb University (’04). She has an Ed.S. Educational Specialist degree and Ed.D. Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Wingate University (’12). Since 1999, she has held the roles of Special Education Teacher, History Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal, Priority Schools Coordinator, and Superintendent. She currently leads district school turnaround efforts as the Instructional Superintendent of School Transformation for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She developed a network of schools involved in strategic school turnaround known as “Inspire 340,” and supervises 18 principals and provides coaching support to eight principals at the Elementary, Middle and High School Levels.

A Rashad Slade, SOE Advisory Board

A. Rashad Slade completed his undergraduate education at Appalachian State University (’01), has a Master of Education from NC State University (’07), and received his Post-Master’s Certificate in School Administration (’13) and Ed.S. Education Specialist degree from UNC Greensboro (’18). He is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership within the UNCG SOE, and expects to complete his degree this Fall. In his early career, he held the roles of teacher, IT specialist, and intern for the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy (PTLA). He has worked with Guilford County Schools since 2013, where he has been Director of IT & Innovation and Director of Blended Learning, and is now the Executive Director of Student Assignment. In this role, he administers the magnet schools application and selection process, student assignments, oversight of blended learning programs and interpreting and explaining program policies and procedures.