Communities In Schools of North Carolina Names Pam Hartley President and CEO

Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 27, 2017 – Today, the Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) Board of Directors announced Pam Hartley has been named president and CEO following a nationwide search led by Moss + Ross. Hartley joins CISNC from Marbles Kids Museum where she served as vice president.

Pam Hartley has been named President and CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina

“We are excited to have Pam join the team at CIS,” said CISNC Board Chair Blaine Morehead. “She brings a wealth of knowledge, but more importantly, she brings enthusiasm and passion for this work, and she understands the importance of the relationship between a caring adult and a student, and how that relationship can be life-changing.”

Hartley will assume her role as president and CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina on April 9, 2018. In her new role, she will support a network of 22 statewide CIS affiliate organizations, as well as lead direct service work in 14 primarily rural communities across the state.

Hartley, a longtime leader in North Carolina’s education community, has more than two decades of experience leading innovative education initiatives, building community partnerships, and aligning efforts to strengthen program impact.

“I’m honored to join Communities In Schools of North Carolina and the strong community of affiliate organizations and partners working together across the state to help our students succeed,” Hartley said. “Together, we can bring our communities’ strongest resources to our students who need them the most, helping them stay in school and achieve their full potential.”

 Hartley joins Communities In Schools of North Carolina at a pivotal time in the organization’s history:

  • Once a statewide training and technical support system for a network of independent CIS affiliates, CISNC now provides affiliate support as well as direct services to thousands of students in rural communities across the state.
  • This fall the organization launched new programming to complement its existing work to reach more children and to improve the pipeline to graduation, post-secondary education and work. Both the Juvenile Resilience to Reentry initiative and the College and Career readiness program compliment the CIS Model work already in place across the state.
  • The most recent data validated by RTI International shows that the statewide network of Communities In Schools affiliates have served 308 schools serving a total of 162,813 students across 40 counties. Of the students served, 16,515 at-risk students received intensive one-on-one or group supports to drive improved outcomes in the areas of attendance, behavior and coursework.
  • In 2019 CISNC will mark its 30th anniversary and celebrate its impact on three generations of students in our state.

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About Communities In Schools of North Carolina

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is a leading partner in providing Integrated Student Supports or wraparound services to propel student success in more than 300 schools across the state. Based directly inside schools, student support specialists connect students and their families to evidence-based services and supports, as well as critical educational and community-based resources, to increase attendance, improve behavior, enhance coursework and engage more parents and families in student success. Tailored to each student’s specific needs, student support specialists create personalized toolkits for success, and an educational experience where students can learn, thrive and power the future. Learn more at, and stay connected with CISNC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.