Cary, North Carolina
Christina Winter joined the College of Education Board in 2014. She holds a Doctor of Education from NC State, as well as Masters and Education Specialist degrees from East Carolina University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Queens College. Tina worked in public education for 30 years in North Carolina — ten years teaching high school English, and twenty years as an administrator. After obtaining her doctorate, Tina made a career change to IBM as a consultant and project manager for large technology projects. Her career in public education from the business and industry perspective took her to work with many schools on the U.S. mainland as well as the Caribbean, Hawaii Islands, Canada, the Middle East and the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico and American Samoa. She has a passion for learning about education and educators worldwide, and loved to share her world and work experience to drive school improvement and student achievement.
Tina currently volunteers in public schools to promote women in STEM-related fields. Her hobbies include gardening, and traveling with her daughter and two granddaughters. In 2018, she established the Christina Lynn Surrency Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Education at NC State.College of Education Board