Durham educator to lead Indianapolis schools

Posted July 1, 2013

— Durham Public Schools chief of staff Lewis Ferebee has been chosen as superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.

“After an intensive search process, we are excited to have Dr. Ferebee leading our district. We are ready to move forward on behalf of our children with his guidance,” said Diane Arnold, president of the Board of School Commissioners in Indianapolis, said in a statement.

The board still has to work out Ferebee's contract and hold a formal vote to approve his hiring and the contract.

"I am honored to learn that the Indianapolis Public Schools Board has selected me as their preferred superintendent candidate," Ferebee said in a statement. "Together, I believe we can remarkably enhance the educational opportunities to which our children avail themselves."

Ferebee has been with Durham Public Schools for three years. He previously spent 10 years with Guilford County Schools as a principal and administrator.

He earned his doctorate from East Carolina University, a master’s degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University.


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  • same ole story Jul 3, 2013

    Going from the worst school system in the state at least he should know what not to do!!!!!! (I HOPE)

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Jul 3, 2013

    What an awesome leader!

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Jul 3, 2013

    Congratulations Mr. Ferebee.

    NC's loss is definitely Indianapolis's gain!!!

  • superman Jul 2, 2013

    Congratulations to the school system. They at least hired someone who was qualified. They did better than Wake when they hired Tata.

  • issymayake Jul 1, 2013

    Congrats to Mr. Ferebee, you make the Eagles proud!