Board of Education
Elyse Dashew


Elyse C. Dashew, Chairperson
Dashew was elected as an at-large member of the Board of Education in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. After graduating from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, she worked in the television industry and later ran a publishing business. A longtime advocate for public education, she has lived in Mecklenburg County since 1995. Dashew currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Council of the Great City Schools; the Board of Directors for DreamKey Partners; the Charlotte Advisory Board for NC Outward Bound School; the Board of Trustees/Advisory Council for the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance; and she is a Community Advisor for the Junior League of Charlotte. She grew up in California and spent seven years of her childhood living on a sailboat circumnavigating the world with her family. Her daughter and son are CMS graduates. Her salary as a Board of Education member is $1,967.91per month.


P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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