Dr. Hairston appointed as next superintendent.

Dr. Hairston appointed as next superintendent.
Dr. Hairston appointed as next superintendent.Danville, VA – Dr. Angela Hairston was appointed as the next superintendent of Danville Public Schools at today's school board meeting. Her new position will be effective on December 1, 2020. Hairston has over 30 years of experience working in public education in Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina. She has served as Superintendent for Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina since 2019 and previously served as Superintendent in Augusta, Georgia. Much of Hairston’s early career was spent in DanvillePublic Schools as a math teacher, assistant principal, and principal.



“I am honored to be selected as the next superintendent of Danville Public Schools," said Hairston. "I am excited to have this opportunity to work collaboratively with the school board, staff and the community in
Danville.”

Crystal Cobbs, chair of the Danville City School Board, believes Dr. Hairston will be a great fit for the
division. She stated, “We welcome Dr. Hairston to Danville Public Schools. Her leadership and experience will be an asset to the division and community.”

Hairston earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in Secondary
School Administration from Hampton University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business
Management from Averett University.

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) assisted the school board with the superintendent search process.