Keashia Walker, M.Ed., serves as one of North Carolina’s Exceptional Children Early Childhood Coordinators (Part B 619) at the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Within the Division of Educator and Student Advancement, Keashia also serves as a Section Chief for the Office of Exceptional Children. Keashia is responsible for the implementation of quality programs and services for young children with disabilities through stakeholder collaboration and strategic planning that includes technical assistance and support to public school units and other state agencies.
Keashia began her career in education as a Special Education Teacher in Northeastern North Carolina. She later served as a Social Worker, Transition Coordinator and Early Childhood Director. Keashia has also served as an educator for the Department of Public Safety and the NC Community College System. Prior to assuming her current role, she served in numerous capacities within the agency’s Office of Exceptional Children. Having served as a State Behavior Support Specialist, and later Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) State Coordinator; Keashia subsequently transitioned to the Special Programs and Data Section as an IDEA Fiscal Monitor.
Keashia holds a Master’s in School Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Keashia is affiliated with numerous service organizations and civic initiatives driven by her passion for community development, service, and support.