The Watauga Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) made up of a hard-working board of volunteers. We support educators who foster a love of learning and sponsor community-oriented events that sustain students’ wonder, enthusiasm and perseverance.

Vision & Mission

It is our vision to improve and enhance the success of every student in the Watauga School System, and our mission to enrich student learning for all Watauga County public school students by effectively promoting innovative educational experiences for children that inspire every student to achieve his or her highest potential.

Want to Learn More?

Submit the Watauga Education Foundation Interest Form to inquire about membership and/or sponsorship opportunities!

Board Membership


  • Erika Hudspeth (President)
  • John Pearce (Vice President)
  • Laura Newmark (Treasurer)
  • Marie Brumfield (Secretary/Historian)


  • Angela Allen
  • Cynthia Carlson
  • D.J. Demoranville
  • Katie Greene
  • Mitch Marlowe
  • Candi Woodruff


  • Garrett Price  (WCS Community Relations)
  • Dr. Scott Elliott  (WCS Superintendent)
  • Dr. Gary Childers  (WCS Board of Education)