Area Superintendent for Elementary Support
James Overman | Contact Mr. Overman
James Overman came to Wake County in 1998 as an Assistant Principal Intern at Timber Drive Elementary. He served as an assistant principal at Leesville Elementary. After serving three years in that capacity, he was named principal at Creech Road Elementary. He opened East Garner Elementary as principal and later transitioned to Central Services where he worked as Senior Director for Elementary Programs. He was named the Elementary Support Area Superintendent in 2015.
Eastern Area Superintendent
Dr. Edward McFarland | Contact Dr. McFarland
Dr. Edward McFarland came to Wake County in 2000 after teaching in Franklin and Guilford County. He began his career in Wake County as an assistant principal at Middle Creek Elementary and later served as the principal at Aversboro Elementary. He worked briefly as a Senior Director in Human Resources, Employee Relations before moving to the principalship at Fuquay-Varina High School. He was named the Eastern Area Superintendent in 2013.
Northeastern Area Superintendent
Dr. Andre Smith | Contact Dr. Smith
Andre Smith began his career in the Buffalo City Schools as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He came to Wake County as a Millbrook High assistant principal in 1994 before coming to Central Services as a student assignment administrator in 1996. He was named principal of Wake Forest-Rolesville High in 1997 and became an area superintendent in 2008.
Northern Area Superintendent
Dr. Pamela Kinsey-Barker | Contact Dr. Kinsey-Barker
Except for a two-year stint as a principal for Montgomery County Public Schools, Dr. Pamela Kinsey-Barker has made her career in WCPSS elementary schools, including teaching at Durant Road, being an assistant principal at Wilburn, and serving as principal to Morrisville and Brassfield. She became an area superintendent in 2011. She earned her doctorate in 2000.
Northwestern Area Superintendent
Seydric Williams | Contact Mr. Williams
Seydric Williams joined the Wake County Public Schools System in 2013. He began his career in the Granville County School System where he served as a sixth grade mathematics teacher, middle school assistant principal, and an elementary school principal at Creedmoor Elementary School. After spending nine years in Granville County, Seydric transitioned to Christiansburg, Virginia and later Roanoke, Virginia where he served in various roles including Executive Director of Elementary Education, principal, and assistant principal. He began his career in Wake County as principal at Creech Road Elementary School. He was named the Northwestern Area Superintendent in July 2016.
Southern Area Superintendent
Dr. Clinton Robinson | Contact Dr. Robinson
A veteran of United States Air Force, Dr. Clinton L. Robinson, Jr. began his education career in 1995 as a mathematician for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools teaching children of military families in Okinawa, Japan and Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2005, he joined Cumberland County Schools as an Assistant Principal at Grays Creek High School and in 2007 became the Principal at E. E. Smith High School. In September 2011, Clinton joined Wake County Public School System as the principal of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. He was named Southwestern Area Superintendent in July 2012.
Western Area Superintendent
Dr. Mark Savage | Contact Dr. Savage
Mark Savage began his teaching career at Leesville Road High School in 1997 after teaching in Delaware for five years. He has served as assistant principal at Sanderson High School, Wakefield High School and Wakefield Middle School. His principal appointments include Wakefield Middle School, Wakefield High School and Heritage High School. He was named the Western Area Superintendent in 2016.
Southwestern Area Superintendent
Dr. Ashlie Thompson | Contact Dr. Thompson
Dr. Ashlie Thompson began her career in the Wake County Public School System in 1996. After 10 years of teaching, she served as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Enloe Magnet High School for 6 years. She worked in the WCPSS Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Office for 2 years as the Director for Curriculum Enhancement Programs. In 2013, she was selected to be the founding principal of Vernon Malone College and Career Academy. She was named Southwestern Area Superintendent in July 2017.