SparkNC is a transformative new initiative that will accelerate learner progress along pathways to careers in high-tech fields like artificial intelligence and machine learning, software development, computer systems engineering, and cybersecurity.
Senior Director of Partnerships
Dr. Lynn Moody, Senior Director of Partnerships, is best known for her passion for transforming education. She helped to co-create the proposal and the vision for SparkNC. Dr. Moody has received several awards, including the NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Discovery Education’s “Innovation in Education” Award, and the “Friday Medal” from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
Prior to joining SparkNC, Dr. Moody served as a school superintendent for 15 years in two school districts; Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina and Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina. While at Rock Hill, she led the school district in a 1-to-1 digital conversion more than 10 years ago. During her tenure in Rowan-Salisbury School District, she achieved the only renewal status in North Carolina from the General Assembly, which granted charter-like flexibility for finance, curriculum and personnel. She later obtained a $26M federal grant to support the renewal change process. Dr. Moody has served on numerous boards, presented at national conferences, including, the Future Ready Summit, ISTE, ASU-GSV, and Digital Promise, and published articles in national publications such as Literacy Today.
Dr. Moody holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NC State University and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Moody resides in Kure Beach, NC with her husband Wayne. She is proud of her three grown children, all who have been classroom teachers.