Dr. Amy Mattingly Named Vice President of K-12 Programs
for Helps Education Fund
From Staff Reports
(June 14, 2023)
Effective June 14, 2023, Dr. Amy Mattingly has been named Vice President of K-12 Programs for Helps Education Fund. Mattingly joined the organization in January of 2022 and has most recently served as the Director of K-12 Programs.
“It is with great pleasure that I name Dr. Amy Mattingly as Vice President of K-12 programs for our organization,” said William D. Gibson, President & Chief Executive Officer for Helps Education Fund. “Under Amy’s leadership our K-12 department has continued to grow, and we are now at a point where we can respond to this growth and build capacity within our staff and executive leadership to manage and improve our support for students, families, and teachers.”
Currently, Helps Education Fund provides direct service support to students, families, and teachers in 9 North Carolina counties, with significant collaborations in Raleigh and Wake County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and Guilford County. With programs being utilized in all 50 states and more than 60 countries, the organization has consistently reached more than 10,000 students each year. For the 2023-2024 school year, the need to recapture learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a priority in North Carolina.
“We want to grow our support right here at home in North Carolina to help more students improve in their reading and math proficiency,” continued Gibson. “There are one hundred counties in our state and while we won’t be able to support all of them, we do want to better position our organization to scale impact more efficiently and effectively and deepen our collaboration with vital partners and school systems. Amy’s experience can help us do so,” said Gibson.
Dr. Mattingly has served as a classroom teacher, literacy intervention teacher, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports coach. She held certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in literacy for early and middle childhood. Her higher education experience includes serving as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program at Campbell University. She received the 2020 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award for her high expectations, student engagement, and personal focus on quality instruction. Prior to Helps Education Fund, she was a literacy specialist at The Hunt Institute with the primary role of supporting state leaders and policymakers with embedding evidence-based reading instruction within policy and practice throughout the education continuum.
In her new role, Dr. Mattingly will lead the department and oversee K-12 work in all regions, coordinate efforts in the Raleigh and Charlotte offices, as well as existing and emerging work in New York City. She will work closely with executive leadership and department staff to improve implementation and uphold the high standard of student support that advances learning outcomes and continues to promote equity in education.
“In keeping with our goal to make our interventions available for free or at the lowest cost possible, we are focused on operational efficiencies and organizational alignment for our K-12 program support and I am excited to have Amy leading this department forward from a more strategic position,” concluded Gibson.