As a teacher education consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Dr. Truitt provided oversight to teacher education programs and was responsible for implementing the Wachovia Principal of the Year Program for North Carolina. A Certified Grant Specialist, Dr. Truitt was instrumental in securing nearly $5 million in grant funding for the Alamance-Burlington School System. Dr. Truitt has taught as an adjunct professor in the master's program in educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her experiences have enabled her to recognize that it is "essential that our institutions of higher education develop teachers who are leaders in the field of education." Dr. Truitt is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, ASCD and NCASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), NCASA (North Carolina Association of School Administrators), and Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators. She is a member of the Board of Directors for NCASCD and a member of the State Advisory Council on Indian Education. Her belief in community service is evidenced by her membership in various organizations and her presence on boards of those organizations as well.
Dr. Truitt is serving as the director of SCALE at Catawba College (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education), a Learning to Teach, Learning to Serve Project. The website for this grant-funded service learning project is www.readwriteact.org.
For information about American Indian Student Achievement, view the 2007 Indian Education Report.