With six years of MSAP grant management experience with Wake County magnet schools, Beth Cochran has extensive knowledge regarding MSAP grants, winning MSA Merit Awards of Excellence and Distinction, receiving National Magnet Certification and increasing, and maintaining, diversity and school integration goals of the magnet schools with which she works.
Beth participated in the certification pilot program and supported nine schools in receiving Magnet National Certification Schools for Standards of Excellence in the first cohort and nine more in additional cohorts. Her experience includes her district receiving 20-30 Merit Awards of Excellence and Distinction yearly. Her district is also a six-time recipient of the Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award.
In Wake County, she initiated the conversion of 13 traditional schools to magnet schools and significantly revised the themes of 8 magnet schools. Beth’s on-going review of magnet selection priorities includes that of meeting diversity goals. Beth has served as a consultant to MSA via the Louisville, Kentucky, Charlotte, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, Colombia, Georgia and Osseo, Minneapolis review teams. As principal of Enloe Magnet High School, Beth increased magnet applications at the premier magnet high school in the district, created a Minority Student Success Summit for teachers, community members, students and parents while increasing the diversity of faculty and staff at Enloe. In addition, she initiated the YWCA racial justice study circles.
Beth attended North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC and holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.