July 14, 2020/Press

Statement from Dr. Jen Mangrum on Gov. Cooper’s School Reopening Plans

Dr. Jen Mangrum, a career educator and Democratic candidate for North Carolina Superintendent, issued the following statement after Governor Cooper’s announced plan for the reopening of public schools next month:

“I applaud the prudence and leadership Governor Cooper showed today in unveiling his plan for reopening our public schools. ‘Plan B’ puts in place clear safety standards to protect our students, educators and staff while giving local school leaders the leeway they need to make preparations and choices that best suit the needs of every district. As the Governor said today, the situation can change quickly and we must continue to be vigilant and make the necessary adjustments to this plan based on the science and the facts.” 

Mangrum taught second and third grade for 12 years before earning her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. She was hired to create the Elementary Education Program and Department at NC State University and led the program for its first two years. After joining the faculty at UNC-Greensboro, Mangrum co-founded the UNCG STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative.