McManus named interim superintendent

Tricia McManus

McManus named interim  superintendent
November 11
14:42 2020

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education has named Tricia McManus interim superintendent. McManus will fill the vacancy left by Dr. Angela Hairston who announced her resignation last month.

McManus joined the local school district in 2019 and earlier this year began serving as deputy superintendent. Before that, she worked in Florida as assistant superintendent for leadership and professional development for Hillsborough County Schools. Before that, she served as director of the district’s leadership development and has also served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.

McManus has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida (USF) and a master’s degree in educational leadership from USF as well. 

In a press release issued by the district, McManus said she was excited about the opportunity to lead the district. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as the interim superintendent and am thankful for the Board’s confidence during this time of transition,” said McManus. “I look forward to continue working with all of the teachers, administrators, staff, families and community to meet the needs of every one of our 54,000 students so they are able to thrive even amidst these challenging times. Keeping our students and staff safe while maintaining a strong focus on providing the very best education possible, will be at the core of our day-to-day work throughout the remainder of this school year.”  

Malishai Woodbury, WS/FCS Board of Education chair, said, “Since I first met Tricia, I have seen a strong commitment and focus on building equity within our schools. She has remained focused on making sure our most vulnerable students and families have access to resources and a solid public education. I think she can lead the district during this time of transition.” 

McManus is expected to be sworn in during a special ceremony on Friday, Nov. 13. She will hold the position until the board of education makes a decision on who will fill the position permanently.

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