The Board of Education on Tuesday named Dr. Stephen Gainey as Interim Superintendent of the Wake County Public School System until a permanent superintendent is named.
Dr. Gainey has served as Acting Superintendent since September 25. The board will conduct a search for a permanent superintendent for the school system.
In addition to his interim role, Gainey also currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. He began his career with WCPSS as an Apex High math teacher before becoming assistant principal of Leesville Road High in 1996. He became principal of Turrentine Middle in the Alamance-Burlington School System in 2001, then returned to Leesville Road High as principal in 2004. He earned his doctorate in 2003.
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