Interim Superintendent Named

Interim Superintendent Named
Interim Superintendent Named

Dr. Catherine Magouyrk has been named Interim Superintendent for Danville Public Schools, effective July 15, 2020. Dr. Magouyrk was approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and by School Board members at the Regular School Board meeting held on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Dr. Magouyrk will serve as Interim Superintendent until a Superintendent is hired later in the year.

Dr. Catherine Magouyrk is a skilled educational leader with thirty-eight years of experience in public education. Magouyrk served as Superintendent of Manassas City Public Schools from July 2012 until her retirement in June 2018.

Magouyrk has a wealth of experience in public education, serving as a high school mathematics teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district administrator. As an administrator, she worked at the high school, middle school, and elementary levels. Before her appointment in Manassas, Magouyrk was Associate Superintendent for Student Achievement and Leadership with the Douglas County School System in Georgia.

Magouyrk is driven by her leadership philosophy which includes putting students first in all decisions and actions, maintaining high expectations for all, building support through family and community involvement, and promoting truth, transparency, and collaboration.

Magouyrk earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama; a master's degree in school administration from the University of West Georgia; a specialist degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She earned her doctorate from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in School Administration.

“The Danville Public School Board welcomes Dr. Magouyrk to Danville Public Schools and to our community,” stated Crystal Cobbs, School Board chair. “We are thrilled to partner with someone with her level of experience and expertise during this transition!