The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants

NCATA

SUPPORTING TEACHER ASSISTANTS

The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants promotes
the important role of teacher assistants in the public schools,
provides professional training opportunities, and works to
improve salaries and employment security.


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Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING

* focused LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

* critical NEWS & INFORMATION

* annual CONFERENCE & EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

* opportunities for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.


NCATA Legislator of the Year



SENATOR MIKE WOODARD

Mike Woodard is the North Carolina State Senator representing District 22: Caswell, Durham, and Person counties. A native of Wilson, NC, he graduated from Duke with degrees in economics, political science, and non-profit management. Before joining the General Assembly in 2013, Senator Woodard served on the Durham City Council for seven years. In his professional life, Senator Woodard is a long-time administrator with Duke University and the Duke Health System. Currently, he works in the Financial Services division on the management of Duke’s computer-based financial system.

Senator Woodard has been active in community affairs for more than 25 years. He served as State President of the North Carolina Jaycees and President of the Durham Jaycees. In addition, he has held leadership roles with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, the Durham Rotary Club, the Durham Arts Council, the Dispute Settlement Center, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Triangle United Way, and the Mawat Boy Scout District.

The awards and honors Senator Woodard has received include:

  •  In 1998, he was recognized as one of the Five Outstanding Young North Carolinians.
  • The 2009 Reliable Ally Award presented by the Southern Anti-Racism Network.
  • The 2011 Goodmon Award for Regional Leadership by a Public Official.
  • The 2012 City of Durham Human Rights Award, presented to an elected official who has supported and promoted human rights causes and issues.
  • The 2014 Rising Star Award from the League of Conservation Voters.
  • The 2017 Green Tie Senator of the Year Award

Senator Woodard did the “TA for a Day” in the summer of 2015 to draw attention to the importance of teacher assistants remaining employed in our public schools.

He is married to the Reverend Sarah Woodard, a human resources officer for Duke Medicine, an ordained minister serving as St. Titus’ Episcopal Church, and an active community-volunteer. In 1997 they were named the Durham Jaycees’ Family of the Year. In his free time, Senator Woodard enjoys bicycling, hiking, watching sports, reading, and attending arts events.

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North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374
Phone Toll Free: 1.800.979.2077
Fax: 1.800.979.2077

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