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Dr. John Pendergrass is a lifelong educator. He serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh that has 28 schools located across the eastern half of North Carolina that engage over 9,000 students in the discipline and joy of learning. Dr. Pendergrass has been part of creating and enhancing the Opportunity Scholarship program.