Assistant Superintendents and Officers

  •  AJ Muttillo headshot

    Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
    A.J. Muttillo |

    Dr. Muttillo is proud to have served the Wake County Public School System for his entire career in education. After beginning his career in 1997 as a middle school English teacher, he has held a variety of school-based leadership roles, including tenures as a middle school and high school principal.  Dr. Muttillo holds degrees in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University (PA), Master of School Administration from North Carolina State University, and Doctor of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   

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  •  Photo of Karen Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services
    Karen Hamilton |

    Karen Hamilton was named Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services in February 2013. Prior to joining WCPSS she worked as a special education teacher in Hoke and Cumberland Counties in North Carolina and in Bethlehem, Pa. Before returning to special education, Karen had previously worked in a number of central level positions in WCPSS Special Education Services from 1990 to 1998. She also served as principal of Longview School from 1998 to 2007 before returning to Central Services as Director for Counseling and Student Services until 2013.

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    Assistant Superintendent for Academics
    Drew Cook |

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  •  Photo of Bradley McMillen, Assistant Superintendent Assistant Superintendent for Data, Research, and Accountability
    Bradley McMillen |

    After receiving his Masters and PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina, Dr. McMillen has held research and evaluation positions at both the state and local school district level since 1999. He has served in leadership roles for professional organizations related to educational research and assessment at the state and national level, including the North Carolina Association for Research in Education and the Directors of Research and Evaluation. Dr. McMillen has given numerous presentations to professional and community groups and published studies on a number of education topics, including school size, year-round schools, the achievement gap, and equity issues in course placements and related student outcomes.

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  •  Photo of Mark Winters, Finance Officer Finance Officer
    Mark Winters |

    Mark Winters became WCPSS's finance officer in 2000. His previous service to the school system's accounting department includes senior director from 1998, director from 1992, associate director in 1992, and accounting supervisor in 1991. Before joining the school system he was controller of Caroline Management Corporation.

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