Previously, Futrell served as a Digital Innovation Coach and Research Associate with the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Her work with the Friday Institute encompassed a commitment to coaching teachers, redefining professional learning experiences for educators, and leading change in over ten districts related to digital instruction. She frequently presents and keynotes at national education conferences and has moderated Future Ready Summits sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Futrell's collective 16 plus years in education include providing instructional support at the local, district, regional, and state level as a public school middle grades Language Arts teacher, secondary English Literature teacher, district Instructional Technology Facilitator, Middle/Secondary Instructional Coach and Professional Development Consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Currently enrolled at East Carolina University, where she is working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership, she is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Grand Canyon University and a Master of School Administration degree from Elizabeth City State University.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Edgecombe County Schools. I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Valerie Bridges and the Edgecombe County Board of Education for the opportunity to be a part of the change and innovation currently taking place in Edgecombe County Schools. It is exciting to be part of a team focused on doing what is best in preparing our students for a successful future,” said Futrell.