Wake County Public School System, North Carolina

Cathy Moore
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Student Enrollment: 163,162 (56% students of color, 24% economically disadvantaged, 9% Limited English Proficient)

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Ms. Cathy Moore became the Wake County Public School System’s 10th superintendent in May 2018. Ms. Moore leads the 15th largest school system in the nation, with more than 160,000 students and 19,000 employees.

Ms. Moore, who was appointed in 2011 as the school system’s Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, has dedicated her career to public education.

In her role as Deputy Superintendent for Academic Advancement, she was responsible for school administration, academics, special education, student support services and student assignment. Prior to that role, she was an area superintendent, a high school principal, a high school assistant principal and high school teacher. She began her career as a high school French teacher in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System.

Ms. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from North Carolina State University and a master of school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at East Carolina University.