Board Of Directors

Bob Caudle is the former Halifax County District Attorney. He is a native of northeastern North Carolina.

Dr. Randi Dikeman is the Dean of Corporate and Community Development at Edgecombe Community College. He received both his BS and MS at Ohio State University and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. Dr. Dikeman is also a member of the Turning Point Workforce Development Board.

Dr. Barbara Hasty is the Dean of Students for Halifax Community College in Weldon, North Carolina. Dr. Hasty is a found member of the KIPP Gaston College Preparatory Board of Directions. Dr. Hasty’s daughter  a member of Pride of 2011 at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory.  She is a native of northeastern North Carolina.

Honorable Judge Vershenia Moody serves District 6B as its first female District Court Judge and presides in District Courts in Bertie, Hertford and Northampton Counties. Formerly she was the Senior Assistant District Attorney in Halifax County. Judge Moody graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in African American Studies.  She obtained the Degree of Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Judge Moody has two children enrolled at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory and is a native of northeastern North Carolina.

Dr. William Shipp was born and raised in Clinton, NC.  He was a principal at  Plymouth High School before becoming the founding principal at Westover Senior High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he served as the leader for over twenty years.  In addition, Dr. Shipp has been a lecturer and assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Asheville.  Currently Dr. Shipp serves on the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.

Ronald Smith Sr. is a high school teacher at Roanoke Rapids High School.  Mr. Smith is a founding member of the KIPP Gaston College Preparatory Board of Directors and has served as the Board Chair since 2001.  Mr. Smith’s daughter was a member of KIPP Gaston College Preparatory’s founding class.  She is now a sophomore at North Carolina State University.  He is native of Gaston, North Carolina.

Gail Worthington has worked for the past five years as a volunteer education advocate in support of initiatives aimed at eliminating the academic achievement gap. She is a former consultant to 50CAN ("Coalition for Achievement Now"), a non-partisan education advocacy organization working to promote education reform at state and local levels. Worthington has ten years of investment banking experience, specializing in corporate finance and interest rate risk managment. Ms. Worthington has an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University with a concentration in early childhood education.  

Curtis Wynn has over 25 years of management experience and has served as the President and CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative and subsidiary organizations for the last 16 years. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations necessary to protect the long-term sustainability of the cooperative. In addition, Mr. Wynn serves on the following boards and committees: North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center; Natural Capital Investment Fund, CoBank Nominating Committee; and North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. Mr. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Troy Univerisity. He and his wife Selene, have two children enrolled at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory. 

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