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Interim Superintendent Search

Alexandria City School Board Appoints Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt as Interim Superintendent

Updated July 28, 2022

The Alexandria City School Board today appointed Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt as the interim superintendent for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), effective Sept. 1, 2022, at a special called School Board meeting. Kay-Wyatt is currently the ACPS chief of human resources, having joined the school division in July 2021 and served previously as the ACPS acting chief of human resources and the executive director of human resources. She is the second Black female interim superintendent at ACPS.

Interim Superintendent Search 

Updated June 30, 2022

Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has notified the Alexandria City School Board that he will resign from his position as the division-wide leader of Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), effective August 31, 2022. As a result, the School Board and the ACPS community will be engaging in an intensive search for a new superintendent to lead our school system. We will move forward at the pace necessary for conducting a thorough and thoughtful process leading to the appointment of a new superintendent to guide our school division to continued success and sustain our positive culture of learning. 

As this process is underway, we will carry forward our mission and build on our strengths with the goal of a July 28, 2022, appointment of an interim superintendent in alignment with the following proposed timeline. The timeline includes time designated for input from staff, families and the community. Your feedback will be encouraged and considered as an interim superintendent, who can support the transition throughout the new school year, is sought and as the search for Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.’s permanent successor is conducted.

Interested applicants may apply from June 30, 2022 to July 8, 2022 (by 11:59 PM EST). Thank you for your continued support of our collective ACPS Community. 

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June 2022

  • June 27 Electronic Survey distributed to School leaders to determine desired needs and characteristics of Interim superintendent.
  • June 27–30 Leadership and Community Listening Tours (TAC, PTAC, EAA)
  • June 30 Posting of interim supt. position

July 2022

  • July 7 Special Called Meeting- Public Announcement of interim supt. interviews, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.2-3712 (B)
  • July 8  Applications for interim supt. position close
  • July 18–21 Interim supt. interviews
  • July 22 Board will extend offer to selected candidate
  • July 28  Interim supt. selection approval and ratification of contract