Meet the 2017-2018 Board
Deborah Beddingfield, Director
Tim Cafferty, Chair
Sam Cortez, Treasurer and Director
John Farrelly, Ex-Officio DEF Director, Dare County Schools' Superintendent
Jessica Loose, Director
Dr Richard Martin, Vice-Chair
Peter Rascoe, Director
Ray Robinson, Ex-Officio DEF Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events' Executive Director
Maxine Rossman, Director
Becky Strickland, Director
Joe Tauber, Director
Sherry Thorp, Director
David Twiddy, Ex-Officio DEF Director, Dare County Board of Education
Making great ideas in education come to life by funding initiatives that enhance the experiences of students and teachers in Dare County.
The Dare Education Foundation's (DEF) vision is the best education possible for every student in every school in Dare County Schools. In order to achieve this vision, DEF partners with the community and raises funds from private donations large and small, grants, sponsorships, and special events. DEF's collaborative efforts encourage community involvement in education and provide a solid foundation for a vibrant quality of life in Dare County.