The Belk Foundation held its annual Board of Directors Retreat on February 23 and 24, 2022, with content sessions open virtually to invited partners and stakeholders. There was great learning that produced continued evidence on the work to be done around our mission, and two focus areas: excellent teachers and leaders and K-3 literacy. The … Continue reading February 2022 Board Retreat Sessions: Key Takeaways and Recordings
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Q City Metro Profiles Executive Director, Jevelyn Bonner-Reed
Jevelyn Bonner-Reed holds a degree in mechanical engineering and another in business administration, but for the last nine years, her career focus has landed on public education. On Aug. 1, Bonner-Reed began a new job as the Belk Foundation’s executive director, succeeding Johanna Anderson, the foundation’s inaugural director. With more than $48 million in assets, … Continue reading Q City Metro Profiles Executive Director, Jevelyn Bonner-Reed
Belk Foundation, 2022 Recipient of the Education Commission of the States Corporate Award
Education Commission of the States is pleased to honor The Belk Foundation with the 2022 Corporate Award, in recognition of its years-long and multi-pronged contributions to early literacy instruction and educator training in the state of North Carolina. The foundation, which supports K-3 achievement, began its focus on third-grade reading proficiency in 2013. Third grade … Continue reading Belk Foundation, 2022 Recipient of the Education Commission of the States Corporate Award
The Belk Foundation Statement on Teacher Pathways
The Belk Foundation would like to share a few insights on its investment of the NC Human Capital Roundtable, facilitated with the help of the Southern Regional Education Board. We believe that the teaching profession faces significant challenges in terms of a reduced pipeline with serious retention issues, especially in the early years. The profession continues to be majority … Continue reading The Belk Foundation Statement on Teacher Pathways
Jevelyn Bonner-Reed Selected as Executive Director of The Belk Foundation
The Belk Foundation announced the selection of Jevelyn Bonner-Reed, as its next executive director to lead the foundation’s investments in public education in North Carolina. Bonner-Reed succeeds inaugural executive director Johanna Anderson and will build upon progress in early literacy and excellent teaching and leadership.
Dr. Malcolm Butler
Dean, Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte
Dr. Malcolm B. Butler is Professor and Dean of the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
CMS Teaching Residency
In 2018, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools launched the CMS Teaching Residency to test the concept of a school district serving as an authorized teacher licensing entity. Now a formal talent strategy, over 400 teacher candidates have completed the program.
GLR Learning Tuesdays – The Path Forward: Philanthropy’s Role in Improving Teacher Training
In this Campaign for Grade Level Reading Learning Tuesday webinar, Belk Foundation Executive Director Johanna Anderson and Barksdale Reading Institute CEO Kelly Butler discuss The Path Forward initiative to improve teacher training on reading instruction.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Belk Foundation Feedback Survey
Summary of Survey and Interview Responses from Grantee Partners and Community Leaders
EdNC – Equitable access to effective educators emerges as priority for North Carolina
“Students in high-poverty schools are about half as likely to have access to highly effective teachers, compared to students in low-poverty schools,” said Johanna Anderson, executive director of The Belk Foundation, at a recent convening of their board of directors and education stakeholders.