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Leadership & Organization

Meet the executive team and view the CHCCS Org Chart.
Pam Baldwin
Pamela Baldwin, Superintendent
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Dr. Pamela Baldwin began her tenure as Superintendent in April 2017. She has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 17 years in North Carolina. Prior to joining Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, she served as Superintendent of Asheville City Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Scotland County Schools, and Director of Teaching and Learning for Currituck County Schools. Along her career journey she also served as a principal and assistant principal, high school science teacher and athletic coach. Dr. Baldwin received her bachelor’s degree in biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in school administration from East Carolina University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Rydel Harrison
Rydell Harrison, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services
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Dr. Rydell Harrison was named the Assistant Superintendent in 2017. He has been with CHCCS since 2014, when he was hired as the principal at Phillips Middle School. In 2015, Dr. Harrison was named the executive director of professional development and Project ADVANCE. Prior to joining CHCCS, he worked for 19 years in education, starting as a music teacher before becoming a principal and administrator. He has taught in Guilford County Schools in North Carolina and in schools in New Jersey. Dr. Harrison holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Rutgers University and a master's degree in Divinity from Duke University. He also holds a master's degree in School Administration, as well as a education specialists degree and a doctorate degree in School Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Todd LoFrese
Todd LoFrese, Assistant Superintendent, Support Services
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Dr. Todd LoFrese joined the district in 2008 after serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Watertown Public Schools in Connecticut from 2003-2008. In his previous role, he was responsible for human resources, facilities, technology, child nutrition and transportation. LoFrese hold a bachelor of science degree in economics from Cornell University. He earned an MBA from Baker College and a certificate of education administration from Sacred Heart University. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. LoFrese lives in Carrboro with his wife, Gretchen, and two children, Elizabeth and Chris.
Tom Forcella
Daniel Curry-Corcoran, Chief Technology Officer
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Dr. Daniel Curry-Corcoran joined CHCCS in June 2015 as the district's second Chief Technology Officer. His exposure in K-12 education highlights a diverse record of success in technology administration, strategic planning, program management, and process improvement. Before coming to CHCCS, Daniel was responsible for the the long-term visioning and short-term strategic planning as the Executive Director of Technology and Accountability for Newport News Public Schools. Daniel started his career as a high school English teacher, but has also served as Title I Evaluation Specialist and Coordinator of Student Assessment for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland. Daniel holds a B.A. in English Education from Old Dominion University and a MEd and PhD degree in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia. His research interests have focused on developing strategic evaluation plans, creating innovative tools to leverage student academic data, measuring the effectiveness of teacher and technology training programs, and developing hand-held augmented reality curriculum.

Jeff Nash, Executive Director for Community Relations
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Jeff Nash is no stranger to the Triangle. After nearly 19 years with the Wake County Public School System and two more years with Durham Public Schools, Nash joined the CHCCS team in October of 2012. His experience includes service as a teacher, coach, department chair, school administrator and central office administrator. He is also known locally for his role in hosting educational television shows “The School Connection” and “Full Circle.” He is the Past-President of the North Carolina School Public Relations Association and also served as Southeast Regional Vice President of the National School Public Relations Association. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Nash earned his Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College and his Master of Education from North Carolina State University. His book “Rock ‘n Roll Customer Service” was published in 2009.