Catherine Truitt headshot photo, NCBCE

Catherine Truitt

Senior Education Policy Advisor

Office of the Governor

In her role as Senior Education Advisor to Governor Pat McCrory, Catherine Truitt coordinates policy for all facets of public education.  From pre-K through the UNC system, Catherine works to ensure all North Carolina students receive the high quality education they need to be college and career ready in a global economy.

Prior to joining the Governor’s administration, Catherine practiced her passion for high impact teaching in varied educational settings over twelve years spanning grades 4 through 12.  After teaching literature at a public high school in the Seattle area, Catherine moved to Chicago where she co-founded a K-8, parent-run, private school on Chicago’s South Side followed by three years teaching in the British school system.  After returning to the States, Catherine settled in Raleigh, North Carolina where she taught American Literature to eleventh graders at West Johnston High School in Johnston County.

In 2012, Catherine joined the International Center for Leadership in Education where she served nationally as a turnaround coach in underperforming public schools. 

Catherine lives in Cary with her husband Jeff, an attorney and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  They have three children in Wake County public schools.  She is committed to the core belief that all students have a fundamental human right to maximize their potential.