LINDA CRANFORD

Board Member, Asheboro City Schools Board of Education

Linda Cranford is a veteran school board member with 36 years of experience as an advocate for public education.

A lifelong resident of Asheboro, NC, Linda first joined her local board in 1983.  Since then, she has continually championed public schools in her community, across the state, and on Capitol Hill. She was appointed to the NC School Boards Association Board of Directors in 1996 and was twice named an All-State Board Member. In 2008, Linda was elected to the National School Boards Association’s Board of Directors and served two terms. 

Linda holds a degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she served on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors for eight years and was named to The Converse 100.

Professionally, Mrs. Cranford is Director of Leadership and Legacy Gifts for United Way of Randolph County, and directs a private educational foundation serving local students. 

Cranford is an active community volunteer and a Rotarian. She and her husband, Sam, have two grown children and four grandchildren, and are lifelong members of First United Methodist Church.