Christopher Gillespie Named to Board of Education

Gillespie will fill District 1 vacancy representing High Point

"The Guilford County Board of Education has selected Christopher E. Gillespie to serve as the next representative from District 1. Gillespie was chosen from a pool of six candidates who were interviewed at a meeting Monday night.

Gillespie will fill the vacancy left by J. Carlvena Foster, who was elected to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners in November. He will begin his term after being sworn in on Dec. 18, prior to the next scheduled board meeting.

Gillespie serves at the executive director of West End Ministries in High Point and an instructor of nonprofit management at Forsyth Technical Community College. He is an active member of the High Point community and has been an employee of Guilford County Schools as a teacher, a director of an afterschool-care program and a tutor.

Board member Linda Welborn, who made the motion to select Gillespie, said she appreciated his experience with students and the realistic answers he gave during the interview. “He knows our student population and the challenges they face,” Welborn said. “Change doesn’t happen overnight, and he understood that.”

Gillespie holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from High Point University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from North Carolina A&T State University.

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at"

- A Press Release

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