Vernon Malone

Friend of Education

Representative Rosa Gill

Representative Rosa Gill has had a distinguished career dedicated to education and public service in Wake County, North Carolina. Gill, a native of Wake County, graduated from Shaw University with a major in Mathematics and pursued further studies at North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, and Duke University. Her journey began as a classroom teacher, where she also served as a student council advisor and coached girls’ varsity tennis and track.

Gill’s commitment to education led her to the Wake County Public School Board of Education, where she served for ten years, including terms as Chair and Vice Chair. During her tenure, she worked on policies to enhance academic success, integrate schools, address busing and student assignment issues, and secure a $1 million school bond for facility expansion.

In 2009, Gill was appointed to the North Carolina House of Representatives, filling a vacant seat. She was then elected to the General Assembly for seven consecutive two-year terms, where she became known for her advocacy in education, women’s and children’s issues, healthcare access, and social justice. After a long and impactful career, 24 years as an educator and 24 years in politics, she decided not to seek reelection in 2024.

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