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Dave Machado

Director, Office of Charter Schools, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Dave Machado is the Director of the Office of Charter Schools for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He has held that position since 2016. Previously, Dave was Chief Administrator of Lincoln Charter School. His background includes many years as a small business owner. Dave is a graduate of Western Carolina University.
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