As Director of Marketing, Nancy Merritt provides leadership and strategy for all of WakeEd’s communication channels, including the website and social media networks. In partnership with members of the Marketing Advisory Council, she develops and implements strategies that articulate the mission, vision, and goals of WakeEd Partnership. Nancy also coordinates media coverage and advertising.

While earning a B.A. in Communication from Meredith College, Nancy supported several WakeEd programs as an intern, working closely with staff to improve Teacher Innovation Grants marketing strategies and to organize the 2016 Triangle Trivia Challenge.

Nancy has served the Raleigh literary community for several years as a Children’s Bookseller at Quail Ridge Books, where she developed a deep appreciation and enthusiasm for the educators, parents, children, and teens in Wake County. In her first year, she founded a Teen Advisory Board to connect local teens with booksellers, publishers, authors, and other literary industry professionals. The group has been a resounding success and provides an exciting way for teens to get involved in their community. Her passion for children’s literacy has been the focus of her work and she hopes that every student in Wake County will have both the opportunity and the inspiration to discover their love of reading.

Nancy Merritt

Director of Marketing

(919) 780-5208 | nmerritt@wakeed.org