WILMINGTON — Melinda “Mindy” McCarty-Stewart will be the next superintendent of Wilmington City Schools, Board President Steve Murphy announced.
McCarty-Stewart will take over for retiring Superintendent Ron Sexton in July.
“I’m very honored to have been selected, and I look forward to a bright future,” McCarty-Stewart told the News Journal.
With 22 years of experience in public education, nine of those with Wilmington City Schools, “Mrs. McCarty-Stewart has proven her dedication to public education,” Murphy said.
Her early years as a special education teacher at Upper Arlington Middle School and at Wilmington Middle School were followed by 17 years in administration.
Currently the principal at Wilmington High School, prior to her return to Wilmington she spent 11 years in administration at Mason High School, six of those as principal.
“Mrs. McCarty-Stewart has strong leadership skills, extensive experience in working with diverse populations, and the administrative expertise to lead effective teams for improving student achievement,” Murphy stated. “She is a visionary leader, truly invested in the success of this community and the students of WCS.
“We are excited about the future of WCS and hope that you will join us in welcoming Mrs. McCarty-Stewart as the next superintendent of Wilmington City Schools.”
“It’s a great day to be a Hurricane,” Murphy added.