Ann Dishong is responsible for tracking, reporting, and refining process cycles for high impact strategic deliverables identified in the Department’s 25-year plan, overseeing implementation of key processes used to review, select, and monitor IT projects and service requests for the Department, facilitating the Board of Transportation’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee, and managing special strategic projects assigned by the Secretary of Transportation. Dishong has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of education in both public and private sectors with expertise in project management, professional development, and curriculum development. Primarily, her work has been with the Wake County Public School System. She has also served as a lead consultant in the field of neuroscience at Duke University for the past five years.
Prior to joining NCDOT, she was the Director of the Office of School Innovation for the Wake County Public School System. She was responsible for identifying, recommending, and implementing new school options and leveraging community partnerships to maximize delivery of joint strategic directives. Additionally, Dishong was a Senior Administrator for six years, serving 169 schools, 400+ educators, and managing a multi-million dollar, multi-year federal grant. She instituted one of the state’s first assessment tracking systems of approximately 25,000 students over three years receiving national and state recognition including the Edgar W. Hooks Jr. Young Professional Award. She was also the system's liaison to the military with oversight of the district's eight JROTC programs.
Dishong has a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University, a Masters in Health Education from East Carolina University, and a Post Master’s degree in School Administration from Western Carolina University.