Some familiar names are on the list of people being nominated Tuesday for placement on Wake County school board advisory councils.
The nominees for school board member Jim Martin's BAC include former Assistant Superintendent Mike Burriss and Ann Overton. Diana Bader has been nominated to serve on school board member Debra Goldman's BAC. Karey Harwood has been nominated for board vice chairman Keith Sutton's BAC.
Some of the new BAC members were nominated by other people.
For instance, Harwood, the wife of attorney Swain Wood, was nominated by fellow N.C. State Professor Fay Cobb Payton. In 2010, Payton and Goldman were both profiled in NPR's "The Story."
Bader was nominated by Green Hope High's principal, Jim Hedrick, and the PTSA president, Michael Ray Johnson.
Bader, Overton and Harwood were all critics of the former Republican majority on the school board. At the same time Bader has also reached out to work with Goldman.
Harwood was nominated to school board vice chairman Keith Sutton's BAC.