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WCPS interim superintendent named superintendent

This evening, the Wayne County Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Dr. David A. Lewis, interim superintendent and assistant superintendent for accountability/information technology services, as the district’s new superintendent beginning immediately. Dr. Lewis has served as WCPS interim superintendent since January 2021.


“Our district has made significant strides over the past year, paying off debt while also laying the groundwork for innovative initiatives such as the Wayne School of Technical Arts located on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,” states Dr. Lewis. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to continue working with the Board of Education and the district’s leadership to build upon this forward momentum to best serve our students, staff and communities. Wayne County is my home and I do not take this selection, or the responsibility that comes with it, lightly.”


Dr. Lewis is a veteran administrator with 30 years of public education experience including teaching, school administration, and district leadership. Prior to being named interim superintendent, Dr. Lewis served as an assistant superintendent for more than seven years. During this time, areas under his leadership included: accountability, testing, OCR, PowerSchool, EVAAS district administrator, special projects, technology integration/support, program evaluation, student assignment (Regular Ed), district calendar committee, principal evaluation support, NC School Report Card, transportation, school staffing allotments, student services, and athletics. From June 2020 through October 2020, Dr. Lewis also served as the district’s interim finance officer.


Prior to being named an assistant superintendent, Dr. Lewis served as executive director for information technology/athletics, director of elementary education/athletics, principal of Rosewood Elementary, principal of Rosewood High, and assistant principal of Goldsboro High. He also taught and later served as an assistant principal at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, North Carolina. Dr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in English education, a master’s degree in school administration, and a doctorate’s degree in educational leadership.