Press Release for Filing Day


Education Advocate Elyse Dashew Files to Run for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board At-Large Seat

CHARLOTTE (July 6, 2015)—Elyse Dashew made it official today, filing as an at-large candidate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board.

Dashew launched her campaign at an event June 19 that featured remarks by 2014 N.C. Teacher of the Year James Ford and roundtable discussions on topics such as teacher pay and technology in the classroom.

A resident of Charlotte since 1995, Dashew has two children in CMS. She is an education advocate who holds leadership positions with a number of education-related organizations, including the CMS Bond Oversight Committee, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public School Friends, GenerationNation, and N.C. Parents Advocating for School Health.

“I’m running because our public schools are the foundation not only of individual students’ success, but the success and vitality of our entire community,” Dashew said. “CMS needs board members who can see the big picture – from teacher pay to infrastructure issues to student achievement. I’m confident that I can bring grounded leadership and solid vision to the school board.”

Dashew has already received endorsements from a number of prominent community leaders, including retired Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl, OrthoCarolina CEO Dan Murrey, Allan Tate Companies President/COO Pat Riley, radio personality Sheri Lynch and former Charlotte City Council members Malachi Greene and Betty Chafin Rash.

To learn more about Dashew and her core values, visit

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Media Contact: Grey Newman, 704-609-3160

Ian Beveridge, Elyse Dashew and Emma Beveridge

Ian Beveridge, Elyse Dashew and Emma Beveridge