Board of Directors

Katie Dukes

Katie Dukes is a policy analyst at EdNC. She grew up in northeastern North Carolina, graduating from Pasquotank Elementary School, Elizabeth City Middle School, and Pasquotank County High School. Attending the North Carolina Governor’s School (West) for social science between her junior and senior years of high school changed her life, inspiring her to become a teacher. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in history, Katie remained in Wake County, teaching social studies at Cary High School for more than a decade. She was also a social science instructor at Governor’s School East for six years. Katie left teaching to pursue a career in public policy, earning her MPP from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. After graduating, she served as the Public Policy Fellow at the Green Chair Project in Raleigh, where she lives with her high school (and Governor's School) sweetheart, Tyler, and their goofy mutt, Murphy.