We endeavor to return North Carolina to a leader in public education in the southeast and the nation by focusing on strategic priorities that place an emphasis on EQUITY, EXCELLENCE, and INNOVATION.

Listen to Michael's vision for office:


With a Maher 2020 plan in place, we expect North Carolina to rank in the top 25 by 2025 on key performance metrics.

Top 25 by 2025



We commit to equity by developing a comprehensive plan to address systemic inequity to ensure that the academic failure or success of our children is not predictable based on race or socioeconomic status.



We commit to excellence by restoring North Carolina as a leader in public education through programs and policies that serve the needs of all children and provide districts and teachers professional autonomy.



We commit to innovation by working with stakeholders and thought leaders to identify ways to engage in innovation and continuous improvement in North Carolina’s public schools.

The Issues

Where does Maher 2020 stand on the issues that matter? Get his stance on all the educational hot topics from diversity and inclusion to charter schools, testing and vouchers.

The Candidate

Who is Michael Maher? Listen to his story, learn about his career as an educator, and find out why he’s the leader we need to improve public education in North Carolina.