Wayne Education Network

Watch, Vote, and Support WEN

Our annual Dancing Stars of Wayne County event raises thousands of dollars for the Wayne Education Network to support teachers and students. Be sure to join in this virtual event by watching the dancers and voting for YOUR favorites!

Wayne Education Network

The Wayne Education Network (WEN) is a program of the Wayne Charitable Partnership, Inc. The county-wide initiative created in 2009 to improve the quality of life and economic prosperity in Goldsboro and Wayne County through programs and partnerships to enhance the educational and training opportunities available to students of all ages.

Areas of focus for the Wayne Education Network:

  • Junior Leadership Program
  • Mini Grants
  • Annual Teacher Welcome Breakfast
  • Dancing Stars of Wayne County Fundraiser
  • STEM Fair
  • Career Fair
  • Golden Rule Program

WEN Committee:



Ms. Suzie Acree, Literacy Connections of Wayne County


Ms. Selena Bennett, Communities Supporting Schools


Ms. Tamara Berman-Ishee, Wayne County Public Schools


Ms. Kate Daniels, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Charles Ivey, Wayne Education Network Chair


Dr. Paul Rutter, University of Mount Olive


Dr. Yvette Mason, Wayne County Public Schools


Ms. Donna Phillips, Wayne County Public Library


Dr. Thomas Walker, Jr., Wayne Community College