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Ms. Kathryn Watson Quigg

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Board Member

Former Trentini

Employment History

  • Chair
    Wake County Board of Education
  • School Board
    Wake Forest University
  • President
    North Carolina Juvenile Services Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Facilities, Program and Communications Committees
    Wake Forest University
  • School Board Member
    District 1
  • Board Member
    Carlyle Campbell Library at Meredith College
  • Board Member
    Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • Five-Year Member of the Human Rights Committee
    Whitaker School at Butner


  • Masters of Education
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A. , English
    Wake Forest University
  • Masters of Education
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA degree , English
    Wake Forest University
  • undergraduate degree
    Wake Forest University
51 Total References
Web References
The Chamber > About Us, 17 April 2004 [cached]
Kathryn Quigg, Wake County Board of Education
WCPSS: Quigg Chosen as School Board Chair, 11 Feb 2012 [cached]
The Wake County Board of Education has unanimously selected District 2 Representative Kathryn Watson Quigg to serve as its Chairperson for the coming year. The school board chose Quigg at its annual meeting on Monday. The Wake Forest resident succeeds District 9 Representative Bill Fletcher, who nominated Quigg for the position.
Elected to the board of education in 1997, Quigg is a former teacher and mental health professional. he school board chose her as its Vice-Chair last year. Mrs. Quigg earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and her M.Ed. at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her district encompasses Northern and Eastern Wake County.
The chair of the school board serves as its chief spokesperson and top liaison with other board members and the community. In accepting the new position, Mrs. Quigg said, "I promise to give this my best as I interact with other board members, the school system's staff, and our community."
WCPSS: School Board Member Earns Leadership Award, 14 June 2000 [cached]
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - Kathryn Watson Quigg of the Wake County Board of Education has been selected recipient of the Leadership North Carolina Stanley Frank Award for her "commitment and courage in helping to lead her community to better serve its children."
Ms. Quigg, a 20-year resident of Wake Forest, has served on the school board since 1997 representing northern and eastern Wake County. She serves as chairman of the board's policy committee and also serves on its facilities, program, and communications committees.
In announcing her honor, Charles Hogan, board chairman for Leadership North Carolina, said Ms. Quigg "immerses herself in her community and in her work for children with a quiet confidence that denotes an intelligence and gentle spirit to which we all should aspire.
Kathryn can quickly assimilate information and then ask the important questions."
Leadership North Carolina, based in Greensboro, aims to develop committed leaders for North Carolina's future through six monthly sessions of a day and a-half to two days each October-June on the following topics: orientation, government, economic development, education, health and human services, and environment.
Ms. Quigg has worked as a high school English, remediation, and special education teacher; has directed programs in mental health; served as a PTA member, volunteer, tutor, and hosted an exchange student. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Carlyle Campbell Library at Meredith College, the Trentini Scholarship Committee at Wake Forest/Rolesville High School, the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society Board of Directors, and on the Human Relations Council for the Town of Wake Forest. Ms. Quigg also was a five-year member of the Human Rights Committee for the Whitaker School at Butner. She's also served as president of both the North Carolina Juvenile Services Association and the North Carolina Community Alternatives for Youth.
Ms. Quigg is active in her church, Wake Forest Baptist, is a published poet, and has done commentary for National Public Radio. She holds a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is a Certified Reality Therapist, and the mother of one son. She holds a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Wake Forest Gazette - Editor Carol Pelosi - Volume 3, Number 8  February 23, 2005  - Wake Forest News, Weather and Sports - Wake Forest Events - -Wake Forest, NC, 23 Feb 2005 [cached]
The school board voted again for the DuBois site, Kathryn Watson Quigg said, "because that was the only site they could guarantee we would have ready in time for school.We have to provide seats, to provide a place for children in the fall."Quigg is the school board member for District 1, which includes Wake Forest, Rolesville and eastern Wake."Our job is to provide the site," Quigg said."Their (the commissioners) job is to provide the funding.I think this was the best decision."The school system will pay for the DuBois lease that will end July 31, 2007, out of operating funds, Quigg said.A new lease will have to be negotiated.The first lease agreement was for $43,400 a year if the gym was used, $36,000 if it was not.The county commissioners will have to agree to the $575,000 estimated cost to prepare the site for the modular units, which could be placed early in March.The town board has approved the site plan, and Wake Forest officials have been working with school officials for all the permits.The modular school should be ready for students by July 1, Quigg said.
At the same time, Quigg said, the pressure to build new schools and renovate existing ones is increasing.
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