Thursday, December 21, 2017

Joal Broun Sworn In at December 19 Meeting

Joal Broun was sworn in at the Board of Education's December 19 meeting. Joal has been on the Board since March 2016, when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. Being re-elected in November, she will now serve a four-year term.

Joal has lived in Orange County for over twenty-four years. She has spent her career as an attorney, currently serving as the Lobbying Compliance Director for the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. She also served as a Carrboro Alderperson from 1999 to 2011, and is a Trustee at St. Paul AME Church.

Prior to her appointment to the Board of Education, Joal served on the School Improvement Team of Chapel Hill High School and as the parent representative for the junior varsity and varsity men’s soccer team.

Joal is a graduate of Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. Joal is married to Jonathan E. Broun, Senior Staff attorney at Prisoner Legal Services. They have two children, Harrison, a 2017 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, and Rachel, a rising junior at Chapel Hill High School.