Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Will Move to Charlotte

As reported by the Herald Mail, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education announced Tuesday that Washington County Superintendent Clayton Wilcox will become its next superintendent, effective July 1, 2017.

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Clayton Wilcox will leave Washington County in the summer of 2017. Photo courtesy of the Herald Mail.

From the Herald Mail,

“I didn’t go looking for it. I know people find that hard to believe,” Wilcox said after sharing the news of his departure in closed session with the board.

He said a colleague told him about the job opening, thinking it would be a good fit.

With the uncertainty after November’s general election, Wilcox said he owed it to his family to take a look and “fell in love” with the Charlotte community.

“It was an incredibly hard decision,” one that he agonized over in recent days, Wilcox said, choking up during an interview with Herald-Mail Media.

Wilcox currently serves on Maryland’s 21st Century School Facilities Commission where he has advocated for alternative financing and new approaches to school construction, two elements of MACo’s agenda. He also gave MACo’s Board of Directors a tour of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown this past spring.

For more information on Wilcox’s move, see Washington County Public Schools chief Wilcox named superintendent in Charlotte, from the Herald Mail.