Travis Day



Carteret County Board of Education

(District 4 Seat)


Travis Day

708 Bay Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Contact:  252-515-0101,





Family:  wife Mary Moran Day, daughters Dylan (West Carteret High School 10th grader) & Anderson (Morehead City Middle School 7th grader), parents Richard & Ellen Day, brothers Rusty & Kevin, grandparents Leslie & Mary Day (of Morehead...originally from Cedar Island) and Les & Mary Bercegeay (of Newport)...all long-time Carteret County residents.


Occupation:  Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Also an Adjunct Professor for the Gillings School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Education:  MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration in finance; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a finance concentration and a minor in mathematical sciences/computer science; graduate of West Carteret High School (Carteret County’s 1989 Morehead Scholar nominee); graduate of Morehead City Middle School and Camp Glenn Elementary (MES).


Other Involvements:  Morehead City Middle School Parent Advisory Council; Chairman of the Carteret County AIG Parent Advisory Council; AIG plan rewrite committee; former Chairman of Morehead Elementary School Parent Advisory Council (2 years); former Morehead City Primary School Parent Advisory Council member; WatchDog at MES and MCPS; Read Across America volunteer; EOG test proctor; 2012 “Dancing with Our Stars” winner (with my wife, raised $8,632 for the Carteret County chapter of Communities in Schools); Girls Youth Volleyball League Coach for Morehead City Parks & Rec; served on Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Undergraduate Program Committee (advised on business school curriculum & other program matters); First United Methodist Church finance committee (also served on Stewardship & Scholarship committees).


Why I’m Serving:   My wife and I are both products of the Carteret County Public School System. It was a wonderful experience and I believe we owe a lot of our successes to the teachers and administrators of this school system. I want to give back to the school system and to the people of our county. I have always been extremely involved in the schools, but I want to do more. I want to ensure our students maintain their competitive spirit and our schools maintain their competitive edge. We should attempt to challenge each and every student to their fullest potential.  We should strive to turn out graduates who rival others throughout our state, our country and the world.

Why I feel I’m Suited for the Position:  

1)       As a current college professor, I understand the value and principles of quality education.  (I have over twenty years of teaching experience at UNC; since 1997, I have taught close to 10,000 students from UNC’s Business School, School of Public Health, and the rest of UNC.)

2)       With multiple degrees in finance, I can guide the BOE to apply business principles in its decision-making concerning its multi-million dollar budget.

3)       With two precious daughters currently attending the same schools my wife and I attended while growing up in Morehead, I have pride and a vested interest in Carteret County’s Education System. I know how important education is for our children’s success.

4)       I am fiscally responsible – we owe it to our citizens to be frugal and wise with the tax dollars they provide for our schools.

5)       I have a true passion for education and hope to use this passion to make a difference in our school system. 


I would appreciate your vote.


Thank you,


Travis Day



Other Info:

Letter to Editor on the move from valedictorian/salutatorian to the Latin Honors system.



Information about the school calendar can be found at


Information surrounding MaST Early College can be found at



(The below info was from the 2016 election.)


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