Stay connected with Chris!

I am the Vice Chair of the Wake County School Board. I’ve served four years and have a solid record of increasing pay for teachers and staff, building new schools in our area, and keeping kids safe and healthy.

I am running to continue our work accelerating academic recovery from time lost to the pandemic, recruiting and retaining great teachers, and protecting all children from intolerance and harassment.

I am a parent of Wake County Public School students and have helped parents navigate the school system bureaucracy to solve local problems. I work collaboratively with the community, including our county commissioners, law enforcement, pediatricians and local health officials and others to ensure the best environment for our school children. I have the experience, the temperament, and the common sense approach necessary to collaborate and work productively with others to be effective in keeping Wake County Public Schools the best in the state and one of the top systems in the nation.

I am asking for your vote to continue this important work.

–  Chris Heagarty

New Schools to Reduce Overcrowding

Chris has worked to open new schools, renovate older schools and plan new school construction, especially in fast growing Western Wake County.

Academic Recovery

Chris has focused attention on programs for academic recovery and student achievement as the district recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, with year-end test grades increasing and graduation rates over 90%.

More Counseling & Career Services

Chris has increased resources for improved mental health services and counseling services for students, hiring more schools counselors and nurses.