The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 to choose a new superintendent to lead the district. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem.
The meeting will be followed by a series of events Tuesday and Wednesday to introduce the new superintendent to the community, including a public forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in the auditorium of the Education Building.
Superintendent Don Martin announced last fall that he would retire on June 30. The board has been using a timeline to hire his successor that was developed with the help of the N.C. School Boards Association, which the board hired in November as a search consultant. Board members began interviewing candidates in February, and finalists were interviewed in early March.
The next superintendent will be the fifth superintendent to serve the district since the city and county school systems merged in 1963-64. Previous superintendents were Marvin Ward (1963-75); James Adams (1976-82); Zane Eargle (1982-88); Larry Coble (1989-1993); and Don Martin (1994-2013).