Miranda Dalton joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in October 2012 as a program officer primarily focusing on education and workforce preparedness grants. In the role of program officer, Miranda evaluates funding proposals, supports the implementation of Golden LEAF priorities, and provides oversight for project monitoring and compliance activities. Before joining Golden LEAF, Miranda taught in the public school system teaching 9th and 10th grade biology and physical science and served as supervisor of the Family Services Department for Rockingham County Head Start, an early childhood program that promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social, and other services. Miranda has served as an adjunct instructor for the basic skills program at Rockingham Community College, an instructor of strategic planning for Duke University’s Nonprofit Certificate Program, and instructor of business at Gwinnett College in Raleigh, NC.
Miranda is currently working on her PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with a specification in Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education at N.C. State University. Miranda holds a bachelor of arts in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MBA from Winston-Salem State University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UNC-Greensboro. In her spare time Miranda enjoys attending concerts, plays, musicals and trying new restaurants. Miranda is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., where she devotes a lot of time giving back to her community.
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