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Board of Education Member Profiles

Travis Day - Chair
Address: 708 Bay Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Phone: 252-515-0101
Email: travis.day@carteretk12.org
Years on board: District 4; Took office July 2016; Term expires: 2020

Occupation: Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education: MBA with a concentration in finance and Bachelor's of science degree in business administration with finance concentration and minor in mathematical sciences/computer science from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School; graduate of West Carteret High, Morehead City Middle and Camp Glenn Elementary (now Morehead City Elementary School)

Current Board Areas of Oversight: Curriculum, Finance, Technology, 
Other involvements: former Parent Advisory Council member for Morehead City Middle, Morehead City Elementary (chair for two years) and Morehead City Primary; former chair of Carteret County AIG Parent Advisory Council and AIG County Plan rewrite committee; WatchDog for Morehead City Primary and Morehead City Elementary; Read Across America and EOG test proctor volunteer; Girls Youth Volleyball League coach for Morehead City Parks & Rec.; Adult Volleyball League team captain for Carteret County Parks & Rec.; faculty advisory for UNC's AKPsi Business Fraternity; First United Methodist Church finance committee member

 

Jake Godwin - Vice Chair
Address: 231 Millis Road, Newport, NC 28570
Phone: 910-736-0707
Email: jake.godwin@carteretk12.org
Years on board: District 2; Took office July 2016; Term expires: 2020

Occupation: Drivers Education Instructor; Retired teacher

Current Board Areas of Oversight: Athletics, Buildings & Grounds, Transportation, Personnel, Policy, Student Services

Education: bachelor's degree in social studies and minor in geography from Pembroke State University;
Other Involvements: Former history department chair, traffic safety chair, textbook coordinator, sponsor of National Honor Society and Quiz Bowl; Teacher Cadet trainer, SGA counselor - Robeson County Schools; NEA-NCAE member, former member of Board of Directors and convention delegate; Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity; volunteer in schools for Read Across America Week and tutoring

Kathryn Smith Chadwick
500 Stacy Loop Road, Stacy, NC 28581
Phone:  252-723-0820
Email: kathryn.chadwick@carteretk12.org
Years on board: Took office December 2018; Term expires 2022
Occupation: Owner of Chadwick Tire, Harkers Island RV Resort and Retail Square in Otway
Education: Graduated from East Carteret High School; Attended Carteret Community College

Current Board Areas of Oversight: Personnel, Policy, Student Services
Other Involvements: Member of Carteret County Public School Foundation; Past Chair and Board Member of Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center; Member of NC Fisheries Association, Fight for Cape Lookout; Attends Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church; Active with Boy Scout Troop 252; and Member of NC Scenic Byway Committee; Current Co-Chair of Down East Middle School Booster's Club and EOG test proctor volunteer; former Advisory Council member at Atlantic Elementary, Down East Middle and East Carteret High schools; former Co-Chair of Atlantic Elementary PTO.

Melissa Ann Ehlers
209 Glenn Abby Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: 252-622-1664
Email: melissa.ehlers@carteretk12.org

Years on board: District 3; Took office July 2016; Term expires: 2020
Occupation: Owner of Cold Stone Creamery in Jacksonville and Greenville
Education: Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law; bachelor of science in finance with minor in International Studies from West Virginia University; Department of Navy Judge Advocate Certification from Naval Justice School

Current Board Areas of Oversight: Athletics, Buildings & Grounds, Transportation, Personnel, Policy, Student Services
Other involvements: Former chair and member of West Carteret High School Advisory Council; member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; member of Marine Corps League Detachment Cherry Point; former precinct judge; former PTO president; former test proctor and classroom volunteer

Clark Jenkins
2610 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
Email: clark.jenkins@carteretk12.org
Phone: 252-646-2626
Years on board: District 3; Took office December 2018; Term expires 2022
Occupation: Owner of Heritage Cabinet Company and Heritage Contracting Services
Education: Bachelor of Arts in sociology with minor in business administration from Barton College, NC State University
Current Board Areas of Oversight: Athletics, Buildings & Grounds, Transportation
Other involvements: Former chair and member of the NC Seafood Festival Board of Directors; Board of Trustees and High School Youth Leader at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City; Member of F3; Seashore Soccer League Coach; Morehead City Parks and Recreation Youth Volleyball Coach

John "Bubba" McLean
 507 Deer Creek Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
Phone:  252-422-8781
Email: john.mclean@carteretk12.org
Years on board: District 1; Took office July 2014; Term expires: 2022
Occupation: Owner of Coastal Property Management Group, LLC
Current Board Areas of Oversight: Curriculum, Finance, Technology 

Education: Bachelor of arts degree in history with minor in business administration from Elon University
Other Involvements: Member of Swansboro United Methodist Church; Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Board member; current Seashore Soccer League soccer coach and Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department basketball coach; volunteer at NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Brittany Wheatly
206 Ash Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 252-241-7080
Email: brittany.wheatly@carteretk12.org
Years on board: Took office December 2018; Term expires 2022
Occupation: Director of Real Estate for McGreat, LLC, A Great Clips Franchisee
Education: Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration
Current Board Areas of Oversight: Curriculum, Finance, Technology
Other involvements: Member and Sunday School teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church; classroom volunteer; former committee member of NC Pre-K Site Selection Subcommittee; former treasurer of Beaufort Elementary School PTO; EOG test proctor